Secretary Kerry Hosts the Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 19, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks to launch the Secretary’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.

Secretary Kerry will also participate in a discussion with Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and Co-Chair of the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and Co-Founder of GMO Jeremy Grantham. NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell will moderate the discussion.

The two-day event, co-hosted by the Department of State, Georgetown University, and Google, will focus on investments targeting clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate change in emerging markets. The first day will take place at the Department of State and the second day will be hosted at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, with a key note address by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz.

The Forum will convene investors, corporations, philanthropies, and policymakers to discuss and promote the impact that climate and clean energy investments can have in the fight against global climate change. It will also provide a platform for both the private sector and U.S. government programs and initiatives to highlight successful efforts to channel investments toward climate solutions.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be open to the press and streamed live on

Preset for video cameras and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Final access time for journalists: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For further information, please contact the Press Office at 202-647-2492 or visit Follow #investinclimate and @GPatState on Twitter for updates.