Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel February 10-19 to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Paris, France; Oslo, Norway; and Munich, Germany to advance shared objectives on climate and clean energy.
In Abu Dhabi, Secretary Kerry will hold meetings with UAE leaders to discuss climate diplomacy following COP28 and in advance of COP29. In Paris, he will hold meetings with President Emmanuel Macron, Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné, Minister for Ecological Transition and Cohesion of the Territories Christophe Béchu, and others to discuss climate finance and other priorities. He will also participate in the International Energy Agency’s 50th Anniversary and 2024 Ministerial Meeting, where he will highlight the key challenges and opportunities for scaling up clean energy to achieve global net-zero emissions by 2050.
In Oslo, Secretary Kerry will participate in the Oslo Energy Forum, where he will highlight clean energy solutions alongside Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway, including progress made through the Green Shipping Challenge to encourage action that will put the shipping sector on a 1.5-degree-aligned pathway. In Munich, he will attend the Munich Security Conference, where he will underscore the need to address the climate crisis as a pressing security challenge with global leaders from government, private sector, and civil society.
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