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Media Advisory

Canada’s Environment Minister to Participate in a Press Conference on International Climate Change Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 15, 2012 -- Media representatives are advised that Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, will participate in a press conference on international climate change initiatives.

Participating dignitaries in attendance include:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton;
U.S.Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson;
U.S.Special Envoy on Climate Change Todd Stern;
Executive Director of the United Nations Environment  Programme Achim Steiner;
Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Juan Elvira Quesada;
Swedish Minister of the Environment Lena Ek;
Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hasan Mahmud;
Ghana’s Minister of the Environment Sherry Ayittey

Event: Press conference
Date: Thursday February 16, 2012
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. (EST)
Location:
U.S. Department of State
Ben Franklin Room, 8th Floor
Harry S. Truman Building
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

*The press conference will be webcast at www.video.state.gov

For more information, please contact:

Adam Sweet
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment
819-997-1441

Media Relations
Environment Canada
819-934-8008