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John Kerry, Gina McCarthy Offer Closer Look at Biden Climate Targets

January 28, 2021

National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry during a wide-ranging press briefing on Jan. 27 detailed the Biden administration’s next steps to embed climate policy into foreign policy and national security initiatives.

Climate action, envisioned for a quick rollout, may entail new clean energy targets at home and abroad.

A ‘Carbon Pollution–Free’ Power Sector by 2035.

The White House held the press briefing with McCarthy and Kerry on Wednesday—“Climate Day”—as President Biden signed a new executive action directing the newly established National Climate Task Force to use federal procurement authority to “achieve or facilitate” a “carbon pollution–free electricity sector” by 2035, and “clean and zero-emission vehicles” for federal, state, local, and tribal government fleets.

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