Climate Group, a prominent US and international climate non-governmental organization at the forefront of climate advocacy, applauds the appointment of John Podesta as the new Senior Adviser to the President for International Climate Policy. John Kerry leaves a tremendous legacy of bringing together US public and private sector interests for stronger international co-operation on climate action.
Angela Barranco, Executive Director of Climate Group for North America, commented, “John Podesta’s deep commitment to climate issues and his visionary leadership have already left an incredible mark on US climate action. His insights at US Climate Action Summit and Climate Week NYC were not just inspirational; they were a call to action for all leaders across the public and private sector to roll up their sleeves and get to work. As we celebrate his expanded role to include both domestic and international climate leadership, we are reminded of the strength of our collective efforts to shape a sustainable future.”
Renowned for spearheading pivotal climate initiatives such as Climate Week NYC, the US Climate Action Summit, global business networks including RE100 and EV100 and the leading the global subnational coalition Under2, Climate Group has long been a catalyst for collaborative climate action among businesses, governments, and civil societies worldwide. John Podesta recently spoke at the U.S. Climate Action Summit in April 2023 and Climate Week NYC in September 2023 to business and government leaders from across the US and globe.
The US Climate Action Summit 2024 will take place in Washington DC, April 22-28.