"John Kerry Plans to Meet With Biden to Discuss His Future as Climate Envoy"

"In an interview, Mr. Kerry said he would meet with the president next week to talk about “the road ahead.”"

"John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, was evasive when discussing his future on Wednesday, saying he had “no plans” to step down, but he would not say if he hoped to continue to represent the country in future global climate talks.

Speaking from his Massachusetts home in his first interview since the United Nations climate summit last month in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, Mr. Kerry said he intended to talk with Mr. Biden next week “about the road ahead.”

The midpoint in any administration is frequently a time of churn. Mr. Kerry’s domestic counterpart, Gina McCarthy, left her position in September. As Republicans prepare to take control of the House next month, several have expressed an interest in investigating Mr. Kerry’s office. An October report in Axios indicated that Mr. Kerry was considering taking a position in the private sector."

Lisa Friedman reports for the New York Times December 7, 2022.


"Kerry: Climate Talks Should Have Done More On Pollution Cuts" (AP)

Source: NYTimes, 12/08/2022