Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet today with John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change. This meeting comes in the wake of their telephone conversation on February 15, in which they addressed the U.S. 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 U.S. ambitions, and the road to making the COP26 Climate Conference a success.
During their conversation, Mr. Le Drian and Mr. Kerry will touch on the Climate Leaders’ Summit to be hosted by the United States on April 22-23, 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.