Secretary Antony J. Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at a Joint Press Availability


SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon.  Let me first start by saying to Foreign Minister Maas, my friend Heiko, thank you so much for what has been a very productive almost-day in Germany.  We’ve been in very close contact from virtually my first day as Secretary of State.  We’re partners across a…

U.S. EPA and UNEP partner to protect human health and the environment


Washington, (September 8, 2021 – Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a renewed five-year Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement addresses key areas of collaboration to strengthen environmental governance, create healthy communities, transition towards green economies, and respond to climate change and other global…