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Biden’s Climate Envoy Steps Down due to Unknown Reasons

John Kerry to step down as Biden climate envoy

John F. Kerry has contributed as the U.S. special climate envoy for almost three years and is supposedly going to leave the Biden administration by the spring as reported by three people close to this situation.

A meeting was held in the White House on Wednesday where a special piece of information was shared by, John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, with President Biden. The details of this information have not been revealed yet.

Informed by anonymous staff close to the situation

One of the individuals present in the meeting informed the President about the situation. A virtual meeting was held with his staff where this piece of information was gathered. These individuals were not allowed to share this information publically, and they spoke about this situation keeping their identities anonymous.

The potential implications of this information have not been cleared yet. However, the matter is being taken seriously by the President and his staff.

Kerry does not seem to have any kind of formal role in Biden’s reelection campaign even though he is expected to be present in the President’s reelection effort as informed by one of the familiars. The role of publicizing the President’s work to combat climate change has been given to Kerry.

Details of departure unknown

No specific date has been set for Kerry’s departure yet, but the dates are predicted to be somewhere between late February to late April. The reasons for Kerry’s departure are still unknown. However, Kerry is expected to attend the Munich Security Conference in mid-February. The leaders are supposed to discuss global security challenges in this event.

 

Moreover, Kerry is even expected to travel to Davos located in Switzerland, next week. He will participate in the World Economic Forum which is an annual event organized for business leaders, policymakers, and experts to discuss the pressing global economic issues.

Kerry’s notable works

Kerry helped clinch a landmark agreement at the summit that took place during the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Dubai last month. He turned 80 when the event took place. The issues that were brought up the most were the dead calls for phasing out fossil fuels and the primary causes of the rising temperature in the world.

In addition to that, Kerry even played a crucial role in restarting formal climate talks between the U.S. and China. These are the world’s two largest greenhouse emitters. He even is a close friend of his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua. Zhenhua also stepped out recently due to health reasons. n

Kerry also played a pivotal role in restarting former climate talks between the United States and China, the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. He enjoyed a close relationship with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, who recently stepped down due to health reasons.

Kerry has a pretty fast-paced schedule as seen in the last three years. He had been flying around the world with the motive of persuading other countries to curb their planet-warming pollution.

Kerry caught COVID when he was in Egypt for the U.N. climate talks in 2022. He was kept in his hotel room during the final days of negotiations.

The replacement of Kerry has not been revealed yet. Sue Biniaz and Rick Duke, Kerry’s top deputies at the State Department would probably be facing a bruising confirmation process in the Senate.

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