The Group of Seven (G-7) Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 19th to 21st, 2018. The U.S. State Department delegation would be led by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries William Gibbons-Fly.
The delegation would include senior officers from the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental, Scientific Affairs and the Bureau of Energy Resources.
Other senior officials representing the United States will include Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under-Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Gallaudet.
The Ministerial includes high-level discussions on improving the health of the world’s oceans and the blue economy, energy production, transportation and climate change.
At the end of the ministerial meeting a Joint Communique would be issued, with all the details of the meetings and resolutions taken among the seven countries on clean oceans, climate change and energy efficient economy.
News Report By: Kanwal Abidi – White House Correspondent & Bureau Chief, Washington D.C.