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From the Office of  THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP – Minister for the Environment and Energy:

From 5 to 12 July 2018, I will travel to France, the United States of America and Canada to further
promote international cooperation on environment and energy issues. 

In Paris, I will deliver an address to the International Energy Agency and meet Executive Director
Fatih Birol to discuss the Turnbull Government’s plans for regular and comprehensive energy security
assessments that will identify risks and foster the resilience of the energy sector.

Together with Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chair Dr Russell Reichelt, I will meet in Paris
with the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. We
will discuss Australia’s leadership in the protection of the world’s ecosystems, including Australia’s
commencement this week as co-chair of the International Coral Reef Initiative and the Turnbull
Government’s recent $500 million investment in the Great Barrier Reef, the largest ever single
investment in reef protection and restoration in Australia’s history.

I will also meet with the Head of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency and visit a
significant waste-to-energy plant in metropolitan Paris to learn more about the French experience in
waste management.

In New York, I will share Australia’s experience in forest management at the United Nations Forum on
Forests and discuss global environmental and energy challenges at a Council on Foreign Relations
roundtable. I will also meet with a range of energy executives including from SunEnergy1, Bloomberg
New Energy Finance and major investment funds.

In Montreal, I will represent the Australian Government at and deliver a keynote address to the
Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum as well as meet business leaders, with two-way trade in
goods and services between Australia and Canada worth more than $6 billion per year.

From 11 to 12 July, I will represent the Australian Government at the Australian American Leadership
Dialogue in Washington DC where I will also deliver an address and participate in a panel discussion
on the Australia-US relationship. The Dialogue provides an excellent opportunity to outline Australia’s
environment and energy reform agenda as well the strengths of the Australian-American alliance.

While in Washington, I will also meet with White House officials, the Chairman of the House Energy
and Commerce Committee and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator.

Minister for the Environment and Energy

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