Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to Participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate

04/21/2021 08:39 AM EDT

 

Office of the Spokesperson

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and several U.S. cabinet secretaries and private sector and civil society leaders at the Leaders Summit on Climate. President Biden will host leaders from around the world in discussions highlighting the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help vulnerable countries cope with unavoidable climate impacts, as well as the economic benefits of climate action. The Summit will be live-streamed so citizens around the world can watch and hear leaders outline how their countries are ramping up their climate efforts.

On April 22 and 23, the Summit will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT. It will be live-streamed on www.state.gov/climatesummit. The Summit schedule will be posted to this link.

Additionally, the United States is pleased to provide complimentary broadcast-quality “clean” feeds (no graphics/chyrons) in HD/SDI 1080i standard through DCI (primary path, call DCI at 202-470-5151 or email bookings@dciteleport.com to coordinate delivery) and an alternate primary feed through the Verizon Washington D.C. DOS AVOC Switch. This is a special, ad-hoc circuit for the Summit event and different from the normal default DOS Press Briefing circuit (Event circuit: 5:0356/Source ID: HD 552810; this particular feed is interruptible, based on other State Department content traffic requirement). Please note that concurrent panels will only be carried at DCI. Note that simultaneous interpretation channel sequence will be: 1. English Left; 2. English Right; 3. Arabic; 4. French; 5. Mandarin; 6. Russian; 7. Spanish; 8. Floor (non-interpreted audio).

For those without teleport access, this broadcast feed can also be accessed on a cost-basis through global broadcasters Eurovision Americas, Associated Press GMS and Reuters Television.

At the conclusion of each day, web-quality clips of each session will be posted and processed as resources permit. Downloadable high-resolution files will be posted to a link provided on the main Summit webpage. The United States will also post complimentary video clips of selected programing through the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS): www.dvidshub.net/unit/USDOS .