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Parliamentarians meet US climate envoy before he steps down

Updated: Mar 20

On Monday, cross-party parliamentarians held a roundtable discussion with Secretary John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, as part of his final visit to Europe ahead of leaving his post as climate envoy and joining the campaign to re-elect Joe Biden.


The discussion explored how parliamentarians can play their part in delivering the global climate commitments made at COP28 and the agreement signed by nearly 200 countries to "transition away from fossil fuels".


There was also a discussion about how the landmark Inflation Reduction Act in the US is unleashing huge economic and investment opportunities, and, in an election year, how parliamentarians need to highlight the benefits of taking action on climate change and excite people about a positive vision for the future.


The White House has announced that Secretary John Kerry will step down from his role as US Climate Envoy in the Spring, and he will be replaced by John Podesta.


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