Earthjustice Praises Selection of John Podesta as Biden Administration’s New Climate Envoy

“There is no better person to ensure true U.S. climate leadership on the world stage."


Geoffrey Nolan,

Today, the Biden administration announced that John Podesta will assume the role of senior adviser to the President for international climate policy, the role previously held by Secretary John Kerry. After the announcement, Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued the following statement:  

“There is no better person to ensure true U.S. climate leadership on the world stage. John Podesta is a supremely effective climate champion. He is responsible for driving enormous progress in implementing the historic investments of the Inflation Reduction Act. As he assumes this new role, we are confident that he is the person we need now to rise to the daunting challenges and also transformative opportunities for international cooperation to address our climate emergency.” 

A long line of wind turbines on a tree covered mountain ridge. In this aerial view, turbines stand in a row along the top of Backbone Mountain on August 22, 2022 in Oakland, Maryland. The 70-megawatt wind farm runs along eight miles of the mountain ridge and consists of 28 Clipper 2.5 MW Liberty Turbines, each one 415-feet tall.
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