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U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

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U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
John Podesta

since March 6, 2024
Executive Office of the President
TypeSpecial Presidential Envoy
StatusNot confirmed
Member ofUnited States National Security Council (NSC)
Reports toPresident of the United States
AppointerPresident of the United States
Term lengthThe Pleasure of the President
Inaugural holderJohn Kerry
WebsiteExecutive Office of the President

The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate is a position in the Government of the United States with authority over energy policy within the executive branch.

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate[change | change source]

In November 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would serve as his Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.

On January 31, 2024, it was announced that John Podesta would replace John Kerry as envoy.[1]

List of Envoys[change | change source]

No. Portrait Officeholder Term start Term end President
1 John Kerry January 20, 2021 March 6, 2024 Joe Biden
2 John Podesta March 6, 2024 Incumbent

References[change | change source]

  1. Joselow, Maxine (2024-01-31). "John Podesta to succeed John Kerry as top U.S. climate diplomat". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2024-01-31.