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If you want to watch Obama’s big UN climate speech Tuesday morning

By Joe Romm  

"If you want to watch Obama’s big UN climate speech Tuesday morning"

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The webcast will be here:  http://www.un.org/webcast/.

Obama should be speaking round 9:30 am EDT depending on length of ceremonial opening.  Many of the other speeches –IPCC head Pachauri, China President Hu Jintao Nobelist Wangari Muta Maathai — are also must-see.

I wanted to get this out today so would show up in people’s inboxes tomorrow morning.  For some background see, “Obama to speak at U.N. special session on global warming.”

Here is the full program:

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Opening Plenary Session (General Assembly Hall) – open to the media (limited access)

Ceremonial opening:

Mr. Djimon Hounsou, actor, Academy Award nominee, originally from Benin and Students from a diverse group of countries

Speakers:

H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC)
H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of Maldives
H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the Peoples Republic of China
H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan
H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden
H.E. Mr. “scar Arias S¡nchez, President of Costa Rica
H.E. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
Professor Wangari Muta Maathai, Founder, Green Belt Movement, Kenya (Civil Society)
Ms. Yugratna Srivastava, Asia-Pacific UNEP/TUNZA Junior-Board representative, India, age 13 (Youth)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Four Interactive Roundtables (to be held in parallel)

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Press conference on Leadership Forum (Conference Room 4)

12:20 pm – 1:00 pm
Mid-day Press Update (Room S-226)
Mr. Janos Pasztor, Director, Secretary-General”s Climate Change Support Team

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Leadership Forum Luncheon

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Four Interactive Roundtables (to be held in parallel)

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Closing Plenary Session (General Assembly Hall) – open to the media

H.E. Mr. Tillman Joseph Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Babiker Nahar , Minister of Environment and Urban Development of Sudan
H.E. Mr. Lars L¸kke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Closing Press Conference (Conference Room 4)
H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Lars L¸kke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

‹ The Clean-Energy Investment Agenda

Looks like I’ll be covering the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh ›

2 Responses to If you want to watch Obama’s big UN climate speech Tuesday morning

  1. Stephan says:

    I am definitely going to have a look a this. It will be really interesting to see how Obama is going to approach this meeting and to see what other plans he still has to cope with climate change.

    In the meantime, have a look at this Green News.

  2. Midwest says:

    You normally wouldn’t want to be the guy who has to speak directly after Obama. However, the president of the Maldives just made the best climate speech that I have ever seen.