USA/CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY – Biden’s Climate Change Policy: Why His Special Envoy Role Matters (Alice C. Hill and Madeline Babin, CFR)

John Kerry raises his hands in front of a sign that reads #TimeForAction.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a UN climate conference in 2019. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

President-Elect Joe Biden’s appointment of John Kerry to a newly created climate envoy position shows that he is committed to returning the United States to its status as a global leader on climate change.