Wednesday, April 15, 2009

EPA Administrator Jackson To Lead G8 Delegation

EPA Administrator Jackson will lead U.S. delegation to the annual G8 Environment Ministers meeting in Siracusa, Italy. Administrator Jackson will participate in meetings on children’s health and the environment, climate change and biodiversity. This marks her first international trip as EPA Administrator. Administrator Jackson will represent the United States among Environment Ministers from the Group of Eight (Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Canada, and Russia) as well as 12 additional Environment Ministers and leaders of international organizations from around the world.

Administrator Jackson will be an active participant in the meetings, which provide an opportunity for an in depth exchange of views.

Who: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

What: G8 Environment Ministers Meeting

Thursday, 23 April 2009 Afternoon session: Working Session 3: Climate Change Actions

Friday, 24 April 2009 Morning session: Working Session 4: Children’s Health and the Environment

Presentation of Chair’s Summary

Press Conference

When: Thursday, April 23 - Friday, April 24

Where: Castello Maniace (Via Castello di Maniace, 51) on the island of Ortigia in Siracusa, Italy.

The nearest airport is Catania Fontanarossa.

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