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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 26, 2007


Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change

The Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change will take place at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and Friday, September 27-28, 2007. For information and reference documents about the meeting, please see: www.state.gov/g/oes/climate/mem. Media representatives who have pre-registered may cover OPEN PRESS portions of this meeting. Note: The deadline for pre-registration was 9:00 a.m. ET, September 25.

Media representatives must access the Department of State via the 23rd Street entrance (between C and D Streets) and are required to present one of the following forms of identification: (1) a U.S. Government-issued media 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 (driver's license or passport).

A press center located in the State Department will be available for journalists' use from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. It will include a limited number of computers with internet access and closed circuit television coverage of the OPEN PRESS potions of the meetings. Media representatives may conduct interviews in the press center. On Thursday after the open press portions of the morning program and on Friday following the President's remarks, media representatives may conduct interviews in the Dean Acheson Auditorium. State Department escorts are required for media representatives to access the press center and to move within the building. Transcripts will be posted at www.state.gov/g/oes/climate/mem.

Thursday, September 27


9:00 a.m. Opening remarks by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Remarks by U.S. Representative, Chairman James L. Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality; Remarks by United Nations Representative, Yvo de Boer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Location: Loy Henderson Conference Room.
(POOL FOR CAMERAS AND STILLS, OPEN FOR CORRESPONDENTS)
Pick-up time for correspondents: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for all press: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

4:00 p.m. Press Briefing by Chairman James L. Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality and Assistant Secretary Karen Harbert, Department of Energy. Location: Dean Acheson Auditorium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Pick-up time for writers and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for all press: 3:45 p.m. from 23rd Street entrance

6:45 p.m. Closing Remarks by Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson.
Location: Loy Henderson Conference Room.
(POOL FOR CAMERAS AND STILLS, OPEN FOR CORRESPONDENTS)
Pick-up time for correspondents: 6:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for all press: 6:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance


Friday, September 28


10:15 a.m. Remarks by President George W. Bush.
Location: Dean Acheson Auditorium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-Set time for cameras: 7:00-7:30 a.m. from the C Street entrance
Pick-up time for writers and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for all press: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

5:00 p.m. Press Briefing by the U.S. Delegation.
Location: Dean Acheson Auditorium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 4:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Pick-up time for writers and still photographers: 4:30 p.m. from 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for all press: 4:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

Contacts

For press access to the Department of State: 202-647-2492
For interview requests: 202-647-0001

For press information:
Department of State
Susan Povenmire 202-647-3486

White House Council on Environment Quality
Kristen Hellmer 202-395-0801

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kristin Scuderi 202-456-6124


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Released on September 26, 2007

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