On May 10, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver opening remarks at a signing ceremony for six new U.S.-China EcoPartnerships, taking place alongside the third annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), at the Department of State.
Secretary Clinton will speak at approximately 9:30 a.m. Chinese Minister Xie Zhenhuas will speak on behalf of the Chinese government. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and the Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis will also attend the ceremony.
The event is open to credentialed members of the media. EcoPartnerships representatives will be available for pull aside interviews after the ceremony.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the press filing center in the Exhibit Hall at the Department of State.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:10 a.m. from the press filing center in the Exhibit Hall at the Department of State.
Established under the Ten Year Framework on Energy and Environmental Cooperation (TYF), the EcoPartnerships program formally links U.S. and Chinese stakeholders to work on clean energy and sustainable development. Through seven existing partnerships, stakeholders are already sharing best practices on preventing air pollution, protecting water resources, rebuilding after natural disasters, developing electric vehicles and wind energy technologies, and safeguarding natural habitats.
Following Secretary Clinton’s opening remarks, a memorandum of understanding will be signed between six new EcoPartnerships:
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