Joe Biden’s special envoy, John Kerry, is travelling to the UAE, India and Bangladesh for consultations on increasing climate ambition ahead of the US President’s climate summit in April.
And the US State Department announced, in a statement published on Wednesday, that Kerry will travel to these countries from the first to the ninth of April.
Kerry’s travel comes in preparation for the upcoming climate summit (April 22-23) and the “Parties 26” (COP26) conference of the United Nations Climate Change Convention later this year.
And in the middle of last month, Kerry and Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, held talks over the phone on climate issues.
These contacts come after US President Joe Biden renewed his commitment to making climate change a priority in his presidency, and returning Washington to the Paris climate agreement after his predecessor, Donald Trump, removed it from it.
It is noteworthy that the UN Security Council held, last February, a summit of world leaders via video, at the initiative of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to discuss the effects of climate change on world peace in an issue on which the views of the 15 member states differed.