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On Wednesday July 13, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will discuss how technology and policy can help the world move toward a low-carbon future.

Their half-hour discussion at the World Bank's Washington headquarters will be web-streamed live via the World Bank's external website.

The Zoellick-Chu dialogue is part of an all-day gathering of high-level representatives from developing and developed countries, international institutions and think tanks. With more than 100 countries now designing low-carbon development plans, the calls for greater coherence and harmonization of effort are growing.

The meeting - which is closed to the media - aims to foster peer-to-peer knowledge sharing on putting low emissions development policies in place.

It is the result of a collaboration between Clean Energy Ministerial, ClimateWorks Foundation and the World Bank. UN Energy and the Governments of France, Mexico and South Africa are co-sponsoring the event.

DATE: Wednesday July 13, 2011

TIME: 2.30-3pm (Washington DC time)

URL: The permanent link for the live discussion is:

Media contact(s):

Robert Bisset: (202) 4585191

Elisabeth Mealey: (202) 4584475