WHAT: Hearing on, “The Administration’s Climate Change Initiatives”

WHEN: Wednesday July 10, 2002 – 1:00 P.M.

WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House Science Committee will hold a
hearing to review the Administration’s climate change research and
technology programs.

The hearing will assess the goals of the President’s Climate Change Research
Initiative (CCRI), how it relates to ongoing federal climate change research
activities, and how it could be structured to yield more useful information
for decision makers.

The hearing will also assess the goals of the President’s National Climate
Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI), how it relates to existing climate
technology programs, and how federal climate technology investments can do
more to enhance our energy security and ensure that new technologies are
deployed in the marketplace.

This hearing builds on an April 17 hearing, at which the Committee heard
from climate change science and technology experts outside the government
about possible new directions for the nation’s climate change science and
technology programs.

Expected to testify are:

Dr. John H. Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology
Policy, Executive Office
of the White House.

Dr. James R. Mahoney, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere,
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

Dr. Robert G. Card, Under Secretary for Energy, Science, and Environment,
Department of Energy.