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EU Climate Action Commissioner visits US , April 4-8

Apr 7, 2011

The European Union Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, is visiting the United States this week (April 4-8) for consultations on climate change policy with federal and state administration officials, members of the US Congress, green technology business leaders and other stakeholders in California and in Washington, DC.

In California (April 4-6), Commissioner Hedegaard is meeting Governor Jerry Brown and Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board. She will also meet with Google's "Green Energy Czar," Bill Weihl, and the President of Duke Energy, James Rogers.Furthermore, Commissioner Hedegaard will speak at the Brainstorm Green 2011 conference organized by Fortune Magazine.In Washington, DC, Commissioner Hedegaard will meet Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Members of Congress. 

Commissioner Hedegaard will also speak at an event on climate security and green technology organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ("Climate Security and Green Technology: An EU-US Perspective").

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.