White House Names John Podesta Climate Envoy 

The chief of staff says he will help meet “the gravity of the moment.”

John Kerry is stepping down from his position as the president’s special climate envoy. Envoy Kerry, age 80, who also served as a U.S. senator, was secretary of state under former President Barack Obama. He also held roles in President Clinton’s administration. White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients announced that President Biden has named John Podesta, who has served as senior advisor to the president for clean energy, to assume the role.

Envoy Kerry stated, “We’ve made historic progress these last three years and I know that, in his new role as [President] Biden’s Senior Advisor for International Climate Policy, John Podesta will continue to grow the momentum from Glasgow, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Dubai.” 

The chief of staff stated, “In three years, Secretary Kerry has tirelessly trekked around the world — bringing American climate leadership back from the brink and marshaling countries around the world to take historic action to confront the climate crisis. We need to keep meeting the gravity of this moment, and there is no one better than John Podesta to make sure we do.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his advisors as they appoint individuals to positions in the government and administration.
  • For incoming Envoy Podesta to receive God’s guidance in his new role.

Sources: NY Times, Washington Examiner


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