GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige traveling to New York for Climate Week summit

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling to New York City for Climate week NYC – one of the key international summits that has driven climate action since it was launched in 2009.

The Climate Group is hosting the summit, which will be the first international climate conference in the United States since President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

The summit will bring together international government, business and community leaders who will discuss global climate action. The summit is scheduled to take place alongside the United Nations General Assembly. Gov. Ige will speak at the opening session and will participate in a moderated discussion between the speakers.

The governor will be traveling with Scott Glenn, director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control and a member of the governor’s security team. Gov. Ige departed for Los Angeles today for a brief lay-over. He will arrive in New York City on Sunday. He returns to Hawai‘i on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Attorney General Douglas Chin will serve as acting governor while Gov. Ige is out of town.

 

Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov