Presidential Special Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry does not plan to leave the Biden administration.
Rumors began Thursday that Kerry was planning to end his White House service from Biden, sparked by a Axios report.
Axios, citing unnamed sources close to SPEC, reported that Kerry was “actively considering leaving the Biden administration following the COP27 summit next month.”
The report went on to allege that Kerry had “sought advice” from those close to her on how to continue her climate activism from the private sector.
Kerry Camp vehemently denied any rumors that he was planning to leave, calling it “baseless speculation”.
“I can’t stress enough: Secretary Kerry has no intention of leaving, and his only focus is COP27, period, and everything else is baseless speculation,” Whitney told Fox News. Smith, director of communications for the office of the president’s special climate envoy. .
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conferencealso known as COP27, is an international conference dealing with issues related to climate change.
Kerry, the trusted man for US climate policy and negotiations, is a key figure in the COP27 program and has expressed enthusiasm for this year’s conference.
Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will not attend the UN COP27 global climate summit, his government announced on Thursday, as these are issues that need his attention.
“The Prime Minister is not expected to attend the summit in Egypt due to other urgent national commitments, including preparations for the Autumn Declaration,” a Downing Street spokesman said, adding Britain remained “absolutely committed to supporting COP27 and leading international action to combat climate change.”
Sunak will spend his time tackling a fiscal crisis and seeking economic stability and credibility after the UK economy plummets troubles under his predecessor, Liz Truss, who had planned to attend the summit if she had remained prime minister. He delayed the release of the planned fall budget, which needs an overhaul.