US climate envoy Kerry due in Dhaka ahead of Biden’s Leaders Summit, COP26

  • News Desk,
    Published: 2021-04-01 21:01:49 BdST

John Kerry, US President-elect Joe Biden's special presidential envoy for climate appointee, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 24, 2020. REUTERS

US President Joe Biden’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry is coming to Dhaka for consultations on climate ambition ahead of Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate and the 26th Conference of the Parties or COP26.

The US Department of State announced his visit in a statement on Thursday, saying he will also travel to Abdu Dhabi and New Delhi during the trip from Apr 1 to 9.

Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate is scheduled to be held on Apr 22-23 while COP26 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be hosted by Glasgow from Nov 1 to 12 under the presidency of the UK.

“Looking forward to meaningful discussions with friends in the Emirates, India, and Bangladesh on how to tackle the climate crisis. #RoadToGlasgow,” Kerry wrote on Twitter.

A former secretary of state, Kerry had said COP26 might be “our last chance to hit the target” and promised firm engagement of the US to achieve it during a phone conversation with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in January.