Office of the Spokesperson
October 1, 2015
Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Cathy Novelli will travel with Secretary Kerry to Valparaíso, Chile October 5 to attend the second Our Ocean conference, hosted by the Government of Chile. The conference will bring together heads of state, experts, business leaders, NGO advocates, and others to tackle critical ocean issues including sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, ocean acidification, and the creation of marine protected areas. Under Secretary Novelli will speak on a panel on marine pollution and strategies for removing plastic waste from the ocean.
Under Secretary Novelli’s trip will continue in Peru October 6-9, where she will meet with global counterparts on the margins of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings. She will also observe forest-related projects in the Amazon and deliver remarks to university students in Lima on “Trends and Opportunities in the Connected World.”
For further information on this trip, please follow @CathyNovelli or contact Ana Himelic (HimelicA@state.gov).
For more information on Secretary Kerry’s travel, click here: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/10/247676.htm