U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has announced his resignation from his current position in order to focus on supporting President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign. At 80 years old, Kerry is determined to dedicate all his efforts to ensuring that Biden, who is 81, secures another term in the White House.
It has been reported that Kerry will continue in his role until the end of winter or early spring, as confirmed by two reliable sources. Kerry firmly believes that Biden’s re-election is the most significant factor in advancing climate progress both domestically and globally this year. Following his tenure of three years, during which he traveled extensively to advocate for emission reductions among world powers, including China, the veteran Democrat will join the president on the campaign trail for the 2024 election.
Despite his resignation, Kerry is still expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, alongside other influential global figures.
It is worth noting that a successor has not yet been named, and the nominee may face a challenging confirmation process and scrutiny from Republicans. As Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama, Kerry played a pivotal role in the successful negotiation and implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.