'The Road to Paris' Climate Series: The Significance of COP21

Please join us on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a public address by Secretary of State John F. Kerry on the importance of the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change negotiations.

As the annual COP21 international climate negotiations draw near, and as the world experiences symptoms of climate change including increased precipitation, sea level rise, and heat waves, the next few months are crucial.  Reducing climate pollution and transitioning to a clean-energy economy will require a global effort.  Many are looking to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international treaty, to deliver that outcome. 

As the United States and key partners around the world embark on the road to Paris, the progress achieved between now and December is key to whether the world rises to the challenge of curbing climate change. Secretary Kerry will speak about the US government's clmiate efforts, place climate negotiations in a global context, and outline why climate change is a priority for the nation's chief diplomat.

For security reasons, we kindly ask all guests to arrive prior to 9:30 a.m. and bring photo identification. Please RSVP early as seating is first-come first-serve and not guaranteed.  Please note this event is invite only and that invitations are non-transferable.  

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)  

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This event is open to the press and on-the-record