Secretary Salazar to Keynote Copenhagen Climate Summit and Kick Off Department of the Interior Presentations



12/08/2009

CONTACTS:
(Copenhagen) Matt Lee-Ashley, matt_lee-ashley@ios.doi.gov 
(Copenhagen) US Center at COP-15, uscentercop15@yahoo.com
(Washington, D.C.) Julie C. Rodriguez, 202-208-6416               

On Thursday, December 10, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the COP-15 Climate Negotiations Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Secretary Salazar’s keynote address will also kick-off a series of presentations by top Department of the Interior officials including, Deputy Secretary David Hayes, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland, Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Marsha McNutt, Science Advisor to the Deputy Secretary Kit Batten, and USGS Senior Advisor for Global Change Programs Thomas Armstrong. 

Secretary Salazar Keynote Address

Who:

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

What: The New Energy Future: The Role of Public Lands in Clean Energy Production and Carbon Capture
When:

Thursday, December 10th at 12:45 PM (all times given are in Copenhagen local time, which is UTC/GMT+1)

Where:

US Center Meeting Room

Media:

All credentialed news organizations are invited to attend. Media availability immediately following keynote address.

Presentation: Carbon Cycle, Capture and Storage

Who:

Deputy Secretary David Hayes

Director of the United States Geological Survey Marsha McNutt

Science Advisor to the Deputy Secretary Kit Batten

When:

Thursday, December 10th at 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Link:

http://www.doi.gov/documents/CO2.pdf

Presentation: The World’s Forests as Carbon Sinks and Sources

Who:

Deputy Secretary David Hayes

Director of the United States Geological Survey Marcia McNutt

When:

Friday, December 11th at 9:00am – 10:00am

Link:

http://www.doi.gov/documents/NASAFlyers_sm.pdf

Presentation: Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Coastal Communities

Who:

Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland

When:

Monday, December 14th at 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Link:

http://www.doi.gov/documents/Impacts.pdf

Presentation: U.S. Adaptation Solutions and Services

Who:

Science Advisor to the Deputy Secretary Kit Batten

USGS Senior Advisor for Global Change Programs Thomas Armstrong
When:

Monday, December 14th at 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Link:

http://www.doi.gov/documents/Adaptation.pdf

The Department of the Interior manages 20% of the U.S. land mass and 1.7 billion acres on the Outer Continental Shelf. In the last 10 months, Secretary Salazar has moved to fast-track environmentally responsible, large scale solar energy projects in the Southwest and has built the first-ever U.S. framework for offshore wind development. Interior lands play a critical role in soaking up carbon from the atmosphere and, through its bureaus, the department is working on new geologic and biological carbon capture strategies. Interior has also developed a department-wide strategy to deal with the impacts that climate change on land, water and wildlife in the U.S., including in national parks, wildlife refuges, and coastal areas.

 

Information on DOI’s response to climate change: http://www.doi.gov/climatechange/

Information on the U.S. Center and webcasts of all U.S. Center events: http://www.cop15.state.gov/