Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Morocco

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 10, 2016


Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli will travel to Marrakech, Morocco, November 11-14, to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-22). She will also engage in a number of side events and bilateral meetings highlighting business, economic growth, trade, energy and the environment.

On November 11, she will participate in a roundtable discussion on clean energy and energy access with members of the private sector.

On November 12, Under Secretary Novelli will participate in a panel at the Global Climate Action Day on Oceans at COP-22 where she will highlight problems facing the marine environment and opportunities to protect it. She will also attend the inaugural Marrakech E Prix, the first time the world’s fully electric racing championship, Formula E, visits Africa.

On November 13, she will visit local eco-tourism sites and sustainable businesses in the area surrounding Marrakech.

On November 14, Under Secretary Novelli will engage in a series of bilateral conversations regarding the intersections between energy, trade, the environment, and the economy. She will also host a Youth Leadership event with alumni of U.S. exchange programs in order to highlight the need for greater innovation to protect our environment.

For further information on this trip, please follow @CathyNovelli or contact Ana Himelic at HimelicA@state.gov.