International Round-Up: Denmark hosts important climate meeting with John Kerry

Kofod has had a busy week (photo: Facebook/Jeppe Kofod)
January 25th, 2021 3:54 pm| by Orsolya Albert

In his new role as special presidential climate envoy, 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry was among the attendees at a virtual meeting concerning the climate on January 22,  which was organised by the Danish foreign minister, Jeppe Kofod.

Also in attendance were EU high representative Josep Borell and EU Commission vice president Frans Timmermanns.

Kofod emphasised how the meeting underlined the strong standing of Danish climate diplomacy, expressing his pleasure that Kerry was able to attend, as it marks the way for the US’s new commitment to fighting climate change under new president Joe Biden.

Back on track
On the day of his inauguration President Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement, in order to recommit the USA to combating climate change. This means the USA and Denmark are once again partners in the global climate agenda.

Jeppe Kofod has welcomed the recommitment saying, “we have been missing the USA for the last four years, and without the active participation from their side, we would never reach the climate goals of the accord”.

In December 2020, EU head of states and governments agreed to increasing the common EU target to a reduction of at least 55% by 2030.


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