John Kerry, U.S. Climate Envoy, Announces Departure from Biden Administration
Projected resignation between end of February and end of April
Likely to promote Biden’s climate response achievements
John Kerry, U.S. climate envoy, is expected to step down this spring according to a report by the Washington Post (WP) on the 14th (local time), citing sources.
According to the source, Envoy Kerry expressed his intention to resign at a White House meeting last week and informed his staff at a video conference held the previous day.
Envoy Kerry is expected to step down between the end of February and the end of April, after attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week and the Munich Security Conference in mid-February.
Envoy Kerry has been serving as a climate envoy in the Biden administration for nearly three years, working hard for global greenhouse gas reduction and decarbonization cooperation. He is particularly praised for playing a pivotal role in resuming official climate talks between the U.S. and China.
Axios, which first reported the news of Envoy Kerry’s planned resignation, predicted that he would play a role in supporting President Biden in the U.S. elections in November.
However, the WP reported, “While he is expected to participate in President Biden’s re-election efforts, the likelihood of him taking on an official role in the campaign is small,” and “He is expected to focus on promoting the president’s efforts to respond to climate change.”
By. Dae Young Ko