Press Releases


2017
01/17/17 U.S. Funding for the Green Climate Fund;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/11/17 U.S.-China Young Scientist Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/04/17 Department of State and Foreign Diplomats Help Restore Chesapeake Bay Underwater Seagrass; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2016
12/03/16 Conclusion of the South Pacific Tuna Treaty Amendment Negotiations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 United States and Australia Strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation Ties; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/28/16 Seventh Meeting of the U.S. Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/17/16 U.S. Action on Food and Water Security Through Innovation, Finance, and Data; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/16/16 Launch of Significant New Adaptation Partnerships Since COP21; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/16/16 United States Engagement With African Partners on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/16 On the New Marine Protected Area in Antarctica's Ross Sea;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Secretary of State Kerry to Travel to Rwanda;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources Travels to Rwanda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/06/16 Achieving Carbon Neutral Growth in the Airline Industry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/05/16 The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/03/16 Zoohackathon 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/22/16 The New York Declaration of the Coalition to Secure an Ambitious HFC Amendment; Washington, DC
09/22/16 The New York Donor Declaration on an HFC Amendment to the Montreal Protocol; Washington, DC
09/16/16 Our Ocean, One Future; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/16 Protecting Our Ocean through Marine Protected Areas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/08/16 Our Ocean Film Showcase; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/06/16 State Department and Foreign Diplomats Clean Coasts Nationwide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/16 Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Cairo, Dubai, New Delhi, and Mumbai; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/16 USAID Announces Initial Results of Grand Challenge to Combat Zika; Washington, DC
08/09/16 U.S. Government International Zika Response; Washington, DC
07/25/16 Ocean Acidification Monitoring Public-Private Partnership Launched in Southern Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/29/16 South Pacific Tuna Treaty; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/27/16 U.S. Delegation Heads to Cuba to Advance Cooperation on Marine Environment; Washington, DC
06/15/16 Joint Statement from the United States and Norway on Deeper Collaboration on Forests and Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/16 Sea Turtle Conservation and Shrimp Imports to the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/16 United States Leads Antarctic Treaty Parties To Reaffirm Support for Ban on Mining Activities; Washington, DC
06/08/16 Climate Change and Clean Energy at the 2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/16 Department of State Announces 2016 Fishackathon Winner; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/16 The United States and China Build on Paris Agreement and Strengthen Climate Change Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/16 United States and China Discuss Wildlife Trafficking and Ivory Ban at the Eighth U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/16 World Oceans Day 2016;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/06/16 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/02/16 United States and India Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/01/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to San Francisco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/16 Secretary Kerry To Host Our Ocean Conference in Washington, DC, September 15-16; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/27/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Garber Travels to Ottawa, Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/01/16 Panel Discussion on Space Weather as a Global Challenge; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/10/16 Special Representative for the Arctic Papp Travel to Alaska; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/07/16 Science Envoy Travels to Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/04/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber to Travel to Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/03/16 Wildlife Trafficking Task Force Releases First Annual Progress Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travels to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 World Wildlife Day Event: "Voices for the Wild: From Inspiration to Action on Combating Wildlife Trafficking"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/16 Announcement of U.S. Science Envoys; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travel to Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Joint Statement on Whaling and Safety at Sea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2015
12/03/15 Meeting On High Seas Fisheries In The Central Arctic Ocean: Chairman's Statement; Washington, DC
12/02/15 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/27/15 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travels for COP21; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/24/15 Joint Statement Between The Republic of Cuba And The United States of America on Cooperation on Environmental Protection; Washington, DC
11/24/15 Joint Statement Between The Republic of Cuba And The United States of America on Cooperation on Environmental Protection (Spanish); Washington, DC
11/24/15 U.S.-Cuba Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/13/15 Science Envoy Travels to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/09/15 Secretary Kerry Addresses Old Dominion University; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/06/15 Science Envoy Travels to the Baltic Region; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/30/15 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith G. Garber Travels to Dubai and Seoul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/23/15 Senate Vote on the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/21/15 Commitments at the Secretary's Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum; Washington, DC
10/19/15 Secretary Kerry Hosts the Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/19/15 United States and European Union Sign Cooperation Arrangement on Copernicus Earth Observation Data; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/15 On the Release of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Climate Policy Initiative Report on Climate Finance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/07/15 Our Ocean 2015 Conference Results; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/15 Secretary Kerry and UN Special Envoy Bloomberg Welcome International Mayors for Our Cities, Our Climate; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/05/15 Department of State Announces 3rd Annual Fishackathon and Call for Problem Statements; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/01/15 Under Secretary Cathy Novelli Travel to Chile and Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/01/15 Chair's Summary: Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Concluding Remarks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Anchorage, Alaska
08/28/15 Senior State Department Official On Secretary Kerry's Participation in the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER); Via Teleconference
08/25/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Anchorage, AK;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
08/11/15 Seventh Meeting of the United States-Chile Environmental Affairs Council and Fifth Meeting of the United States-Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Clean Power Plan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/23/15 The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/16/15 Arctic Nations Sign Declaration to Prevent Unregulated Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 U.S.-China Climate Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 United States and China Highlight Cooperation on Combating Wildlife Trafficking at the 7th U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/15 United States and China Strengthen Climate Change Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/15 G-7 Commissioned Report on Climate and Fragility Risks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/15 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/15 Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/08/15 The 2015 G-7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany; White House Release
06/08/15 World Oceans Day;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Huffington Post; Washington, DC
06/07/15 World Oceans Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/29/15 President Barack Obama Proclaims June 2015 as National Oceans Month; White House Release
05/21/15 Secretary Kerry Announces Launch of Impact Economy Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Under Secretary Cathy Novelli To Give Keynote Address at the Ocean Summit on Marine Debris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/15 Science Envoy Travels to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/15 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue, High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue, and Action Plan for Racial and Ethnic Equality - April 27-28; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/15 The U.S. Department of State Hosts 5th Annual 6K Walk for Water; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/15 U.S. To Host Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Iqaluit; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/15 United States, Canada, and Mexico Submit North American HFC Phase Down Amendment to the Montreal Protocol; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/06/15 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Amman, Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/02/15 Joint Statement on U.S. - France Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Submission of the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/20/15 Joint Announcement by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency on Bilateral Space Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/18/15 U.S.-China Ten-Year Framework for Energy and Environment Cooperation and Climate Change Working Group Meetings in Beijing, China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/15/15 Presidential Task Force Releases Action Plan to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/10/15 Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Atlantic Council's "Road to Paris Climate Series"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Science Envoy Travels to Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/02/15 Under Secretary Novelli to Host World Wildlife Day Google+ Hangout with NGO Leaders on March 3; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Nomination of Dr. Chris Field as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Science Envoy Travels to Poland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/15 U.S. Department of State and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch Partnership to Improve Air Quality Data;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/15 Presidential Task Force Releases Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Science Envoy Travels to Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/15 U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert Papp Travels to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/15 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Hosts Youth Roundtable on the Future of Development with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah as Part of action/2015 Global Campaign; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2014
12/16/14 Presidential Task Force Issues Recommendations to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/14 Announcement of U.S. Science Envoys; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/21/14 The United States Announces Significant Support for the Clean Cooking Sector and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/20/14 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Launches Online Community at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/11/14 China, America and Our Warming Planet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The New York Times
11/06/14 Under Secretary Novelli Travel to Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/30/14 U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic Papp's Travel to Iceland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/28/14 U.S. Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout to Preview the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/10/14 Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern To Deliver Speech at Yale University; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/06/14 "H2infO" Water Portal Launched for Worldwide Audiences; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/01/14 Chair's Summary Following the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Climate Finance Mobilization Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/25/14 Secretary Kerry, Secretary Vilsack Launch Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/21/14 Secretary Kerry Elevates Climate Change at UN General Assembly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 U.S. Delegation To Attend the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/21/14 Appointment of Mary Robinson as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/16/14 Retired Admiral Robert Papp to Serve as U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/17/14 Secretary Kerry's State Department Ocean Conference Results in $1.8 Billion in Pledges; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/14 Secretary Kerry To Participate in "Our Ocean" Conference Twitter Q&A with Bill Nye; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/14 A Call to Action To Protect Our Oceans;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Huffington Post
06/05/14 World Environment Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Joint Statement from the Second Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 United States, Canada, and Mexico Submit North American HFC Phase Down Amendment to the Montreal Protocol; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/14 Secretary Kerry Meets With Anti-Poaching and Anti-Wildlife Trafficking International Visitor Leadership Program Participants; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/14 Earth Day 2014;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/22/14 INL Assistant Secretary Brownfield To Announce Support for Countering Wildlife Crime at Wildlife Criminology Symposium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/21/14 "Our Ocean" Conference To Be Hosted by the Department of State, June 16-17, 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/14 Release of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 3 Report;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/30/14 Release of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 2 Report;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/26/14 U.S.-China Young Scientist Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/14 "Showcasing the Bioeconomy: The Future is Now" Biotechnology Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/14 Innovative U.S. Water Technology Solutions Showcased for Worldwide Audiences; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/18/14 U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group and Ten-Year Framework for Energy and Environment Cooperation Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/07/14 DipNote: We Need To Elevate the Environment in Everything We Do; Washington, DC
03/03/14 World Wildlife Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Completion of Compliance Follow-up Review for the Selection of Third-Party Contractor To Assist in Environmental Impact Statement Preparation for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/14 United States and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Conserving Wildlife and Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/14 U.S.-China Joint Statement on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/14 Announcement of a Special Representative for the Arctic Region;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/13/14 London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Togolese Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/03/14 U.S. Department of State Releases Limits in the Seas Series; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/14 China Destroys Illegal Wildlife Products;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/02/14 Submission of the 2014 Climate Action Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC