U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Germany

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 23, 2016

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel May 23 – 24 to Bonn, Germany to attend the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Bonn Inter-sessional Climate Conference.

This international climate change conference marks the first official meeting of the parties to the UNFCCC since the December 2015 adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP-21. The gathering follows just one month after more than 170 nations signed the Paris Agreement at an April 22nd New York City signing ceremony.

During meetings with UNFCCC officials and heads of delegations to the Bonn session, Dr. Pershing will discuss Paris Agreement implementation and steps to advance clean energy, reduce emissions and adapt to climate change impacts.