France and US meet to discuss climate issues

Climate – United States of America – Meeting between M. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Mr John Kerry – Statement by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

Paris, 10 March 2021

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet today with John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. This meeting comes in the wake of their telephone conversation on 15 February, in which they addressed the US return to the Paris Agreement and the Biden Administration’s climate priorities. The Minister and Mr Kerry had discussed the international community’s expectations for effectively stepping up global climate ambitions as well as US ambitions, and the road to making the COP26 Climate Conference a success.

During their conversation, M. Le Drian and Mr Kerry will touch on the Climate Leaders’ Summit to be hosted by the United States on 22-23 April, as well as potential cooperation on climate and biodiversity at the bilateral level. They will also discuss the goals to be achieved collectively in the areas of mitigation, adaptation and finance by the start of the COP26./.

Published on 11/03/2021

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