U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change to Travel to United Kingdom

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 28, 2016

On Friday, July 29, Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel to London to meet with climate officials in the new government of the United Kingdom, in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This will be the first meeting between Special Envoy Pershing and Minister Nick Hurd. The UK has been a leading voice for climate action and the visit provides an opportunity for a discussion with incoming officials of shared priorities on addressing the threat of global climate change. These include the rapid entry-into-force and implementation of the Paris Agreement, action to address greenhouse gas emissions and progress toward meeting Nationally Determined Contributions, efforts to scale up mobilized climate finance, and work to improve adaptation and climate resilience.