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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry and Assistant Secretary Medina’s Travel to Palau

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Office of the Spokesperson

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Palau April 12-15 to lead the U.S. delegation to the Our Ocean Conference , co-hosted by the United States and the Republic of Palau.  He will be joined by Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Monica Medina, who will travel to Palau April 10-16.

The Our Ocean Conference, taking place April 13-14, will focus on combating climate change, promoting sustainable fisheries, creating sustainable blue economies, advancing marine protected areas, achieving a safe and secure ocean, and confronting marine pollution.  The importance of ocean-based climate solutions and the centrality of a healthy ocean to small island developing states – and all places where the ocean is a primary source of sustenance – will be cross-cutting themes.

At the conference, Secretary Kerry and Assistant Secretary Medina will engage with government counterparts, private sector actors, and civil society partners to advance efforts related to ocean conservation and the climate crisis.

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