Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 9, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela and U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will travel to Latin America, July 10-15, 2010, with stops in Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; and Quito, Ecuador. They will meet with government officials and civil society stakeholders to discuss how to meet the pressing climate change and clean energy challenges that our countries and the world face today. A range of topics will be covered, including opportunities to deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation on initiatives that strengthen economic growth while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, programs to help the most vulnerable adapt to the severe effects of climate change, and how best to build on the progress made last year at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.

Special Envoy Stern will deliver on the record remarks followed by questions from the audience at the following events:

Monday, July 12, 2010
10:15 a.m. local time
The University of Chile, School of Economics and Business
Santiago, Chile
Local contact: Veronica Husch,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
11:00 a.m. local time
The International Seminar on Science and Climate Change
The National Agrarian University – La Molina
Lima, Peru
Local contact: James Fennell,

Thursday, July 15, 2010
4:00 p.m. local time
Andean University
Quito, Ecuador
Local contact: Marta Youth,

For questions regarding press opportunities please contact Ben Kobren in the office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change

PRN: 2010/915