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Climate and Sustainability: U.S. Department of Commerce Services for the Business Community

Washington, DC USA
April 1, 2009

This seminar will present climate data, services and programs available from the U.S. Department of Commerce for U.S. companies coming to terms with climate variability. The agenda will feature strategies for sustainability, competitiveness and networking for the business community.

The seminar will take place at the main Commerce building (1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.) in room 4830. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available to representatives of interested companies and industry groups on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Department estimates that at least one-third of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is climate sensitive—a potential economic impact of $4 trillion per year. Many U.S. businesses are already taking steps to factor climate change and sustainability into their business planning. NOAA provides unique, scientific, climate data and services that support such efforts. ITA is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. industry, expanding its market access, and increasing its exports. Both bureaus will present programs about services available to members of the business community seeking sustainable economic growth.

For those interested in registering for this event, please email your name, company name, email and phone number to: April1ClimateConference [at] mail [dot] doc [dot] gov. Please direct all questions regarding this event to this address as well. For a PDF version of this announcement, please see the attached flyer.