Secretary Clinton Launches New Financing Mechanism to Increase Clean Energy Investment in Africa
Rio de Janeiro, June 21, 2012
At the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce Friday the launch of a new financing mechanism for clean energy. The announcement will be made in conjunction with Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The mechanism plans to align different types of U.S. financial support to catalyze higher levels of private sector investment in clean energy projects, primarily in Africa.
Rio+20 credentialed journalists must be escorted by a delegate to cover the event. Journalists should gather at the main entrance of RioCentro Pavilion 4, where an escort will be available. The event will take place on Friday, June 22. Pre-set time for video cameras and stills: 9:45 a.m. Final access time for journalists: 10:00 a.m.