Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

Office of the spokesperson July 15, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken congratulated Minister Le Drian on the occasion of France’s national day and the unveiling of a replica Statue of Liberty, an enduring symbol of French-American friendship, at …

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Joint Statement of the United States and France Energy Ministers on Energy Technology and Policy Resolve

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Energy Ministries of the Governments of France and the United States of America. Minister Barbara Pompili of the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm of the United States Department of Energy issued a joint statement today: France and the …

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Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Opening Session

White House, April 22, 2021 THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Madam Vice President. Good morning to all of our colleagues around the world — the world leaders who are taking part in this summit.  I thank you.  You know, your leadership on this issue is a statement to the people of your nation and to the …

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Earth Day 2021 – Secretary of State, A. Blinken

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2021 Today, the 51st Earth Day, we must work together to combat the climate crisis and restore our Earth for the benefit of everyone.  Each year, an estimated one billion people around the world mobilize for action on Earth Day, and this year, the United States joins this wave of action. This morning, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Opening Remarks at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 22, 2021 Good morning.  Good afternoon.  Good evening.  We are so grateful to have all of you with us today. As President Biden and Vice President Harris have made clear, this administration intends to do more than any in U.S. history to meet …

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Joint Statement: The United States and the European Union Commit to Greater Cooperation to Counter the Climate Crisis

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 9, 2021 Today in Brussels, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, and the College of Commissioners to discus efforts to raise global climate ambition heading into COP26 in Glasgow.  After their meetings, they …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Engages European Allies on Climate Ambition

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 6, 2021 Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to London, Brussels, and Paris March 8-10, 2021, to work with European allies to strengthen global climate ambition heading into President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23 and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change later this year. In London, Secretary Kerry will meet with representatives from the British government who are hosting COP26 this November in …

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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

February 19, 2021 East Room THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador.  And it’s great to be with Angela and Emmanuel.  We just spent part of — from Washington’s perspective — the morning together.  But I want to say hello to everyone and thanks, you — at the Munich Conference for hosting this special session. For …

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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 19, 2021 On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an …

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Remarks at the Keynote Session of B20 2021 Inception Meeting

State Department John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate January 21, 2021 As prepared Giuseppe – thank you for that generous introduction – and thanks to all of you for inviting me to share some thoughts with you about the challenge ahead on the global climate crisis. Here in Washington, it’s 7:30 in the morning on my first full day as …

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Michael Kratsios to Lead U.S. Delegation at G7 Digital Ministerial in Paris

Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, will travel to Paris, France May 15-16 to serve as the U.S. Head of Delegation at the G7 Digital Ministerial Meetings. During the meeting, he will address key technology issues facing the United States and its partners, such as advancing artificial intelligence, encouraging innovation-friendly policy …

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U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change

U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Jane D.  Hartley, the Huffington Post, November 4, 2016 If markets and businesses thrive on certainty, as the old adage goes, then they should be pleased with the latest developments on fighting climate change. For it …

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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

It could have taken years. But after more than 190 countries signed the historic Paris climate agreement  in December 2015, bringing the accord into force took months. On October 5, enough countries had formally ratified the accord for the Paris agreement to go into effect. President Obama hailed the achievement, saying “ The world meets the moment. ” Does that mean the world is safe from the intense droughts, …

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France joined the Safe Ocean Network to stop illegal fishing

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2016   The Safe Ocean Network, an initiative U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry first announced at the second Our Ocean Conference in 2015, seeks to build a global community to strengthen all aspects of the fight against illegal fishing including detection, enforcement, and prosecution. …

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Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

The science is clear. Diminished, depleted stocks of fish and other marine life  can recover in a protected habitat. That’s why creating additional protected areas is a priority for nations participating in Our Ocean, One Future , a conference to be hosted by the U.S. Department of State from September 15 to 16. U.S. marine sanctuaries protect natural and cultural features …

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They did it! Pilots complete their flight around the world in a solar plane

Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered only by the sun’s rays, touched down in Abu Dhabi on July 26 to complete its history-making flight around the world. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and fellow Swiss pilot André Borschberg. They hugged and pumped their fists in …

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Obama and Modi: Partners in climate

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have forged a special relationship since their first meeting in 2014 — one that includes a particular interest in clean energy and  climate change . That bond was on display when Obama hosted the prime minister of the world’s largest democracy at the White House on June 7. The meeting is …

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