US Election: John Podesta to replace US climate envoy John Kerry

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By Era Environnement

At a press conference in mid-January, the White House announced Kerry’s new duties. Next spring, he is expected to step down as climate envoy to work on President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign. John Podesta will assume Kerry’s responsibilities.

This week, the Washington Post reports that Podesta, “a senior adviser on clean energy and a veteran Democratic strategist”, will not move to the State Department in his new role as senior adviser to the president for international climate policy. Podesta is not new to this. He is currently in charge of overseeing the implementation of President Joe Biden’s climate law, the inflation reduction law. This law is intended to devote billions of dollars to accelerate the country’s transition to wind, solar and other clean energy sources, according to the Washington Post.

An important pillar of the architecture of the Paris Agreement in 2015, as Advisor to President Barack Obama, Podesta, also recalled the Washington Post, supported the implementation of President Bill Clinton’s environmental policies while being Chief of Staff of the White House.

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