Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
June 12, 2012
On June 13, the Global Partnership Initiative in collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a roundtable discussion about the value of public-private partnerships for strategic diplomacy and development outcomes. The event will focus on China’s recent announcement that it will join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership of leading countries and private sector representatives working together to reduce one of the leading causes of death amongst women in the developing world — exposure to harmful cookstove smoke.
The Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston, Economic Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. Li Bin, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation’s Gina McCarthy, and Executive Director for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ Radha Muthiah will participate in the roundtable discussion. MORE