Biden Names John Kerry To New Climate Envoy Position

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (November 23, 2020, 5:51 PM EST) -- President-elect Joe Biden on Monday made clear his commitment to tackling climate change, saying he'll name former Secretary of State John Kerry as a special White House climate envoy, a position that also features a seat on the National Security Council.

The Biden campaign said this is the first time that the NSC will include an official dedicated to climate change, "reflecting the president-elect's commitment to addressing climate change as an urgent national security issue."

During his campaign, Biden emphasized he wants the U.S. to participate in the Paris Agreement on climate change — which the Trump administration officially abandoned earlier...

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