Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 15, 2012


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a climate and clean air initiative to reduce short-lived climate pollutants on Thursday, February 16th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Department of State. Short-lived climate pollutants such as methane, black carbon, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) together account for approximately one-third of current global warming, and have significant impacts on public health, the environment, and world food productivity.

She will be joined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and senior representatives from Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the UN Environment Programme.

This event is open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport). Please allow 15 minutes to process through security.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492
Emily Cain
Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change
cainee@state.gov



PRN: 2012/223