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Albuquerque Site of Satellite Downlink for White House Conference on Global Climate Change

Release Date: 10/3/1997
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

President Clinton will participate in the White House Conference on Climate Change: The Challenge of Global Warming at Georgetown University on Monday, October 6, 1997. The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will be one of more than 30 sites across the nation to receive a live satellite broadcast of the conference.

The conference will include discussions on the scientific, technological, international and economic aspects of climate change. Participants will include scientists, economists, corporate executives, environmental, civic and labor leaders, small business owners, members of Congress and representatives of state and local governments.

The conference agenda consists of remarks by the President, Vice President and First Lady; panel discussions led by President Clinton and Vice President Gore and featuring Secretary of Energy Federico Pena, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Deputy Secretary of Treasury Lawrence Summers.At each downlink site, a panel of local experts will lead discussions and answer questions. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Steve Anaya will be the moderator of the local panel.

This conference is part of the Administration's ongoing effort to educate the American people about climate change and is designed to help inform the development of U.S. policy on this important issue. A detailed agenda is attached.

WHEN: Monday, October 6, 7:50 a.m.- 3 p.m.

WHERE:Woodward Hall, Rooms 133 & 138, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

CONTACT: Ann Landy (505)277-1893