John Kerry’s Sales Pitch to Save the Planet

As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.

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John Kerry: Delaying U.N. Climate Summit Would Be a ‘Huge Mistake’

On a trip through India, Mr. Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy, said the global climate summit must be held in November despite concerns about the pandemic.

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China Tells Kerry Strained Ties Could Sink Climate Cooperation

John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is in China this week pushing leaders to aggressively cut greenhouse gases. But the worsening U.S.-China relationship is taking center stage.

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Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops: Don’t Deny Biden Communion Over Abortion

Conservative American Catholic bishops are pressing for a debate over whether Catholics who support the right to an abortion should be allowed to take Communion.

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Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the world.

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Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change

The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”

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Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is pressing China to do more to address global warming. But he faces an emboldened Beijing leadership that thinks the United States has lagged behind.

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Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate

The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult.

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Biden Wants Leaders to Make Climate Commitments for Earth Day

The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult.

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Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Resurrects Bitter Nuclear Deal Debate

Robert Malley, the son of a leftist, Jewish, Egyptian-born journalist, is the focal point for opening salvos over President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, and the value of a new deal with Iran.

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Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Resurrects Bitter Debate Over Nuclear Deal

Robert Malley, the son of a leftist, Jewish, Egyptian-born journalist, is the focal point for opening salvos over President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, and the value of a new deal with Iran.

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President Biden to Sign Executive Order, Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.

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How Biden’s Climate Ambitions Could Shift America’s Global Footprint

Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.

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Biden Announces Climate Team, Including Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland and Michael Regan

The president-elect said he has chosen a team that prioritizes making clean energy jobs and environmental protection the cornerstone of his economic plans.

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Biden’s Twin Climate Chiefs, McCarthy and Kerry, Face a Monumental Task

The president-elect’s choices so far firm up his strategy to try to reclaim global climate leadership for the United States, despite many obstacles.

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Biden to Face a Confrontational Russia in a World Changed From His Time in Office

The president-elect will have to assure American national security in ways that will require pushing back on the Kremlin at times and, at others, seeking Russian cooperation.

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Biden’s Iowa Bus Tour Is Headed for a D.C. Reunion

A year ago, Joe Biden was on a grim bus tour through Iowa, joined by many old friends, including Tom Vilsack and John Kerry. Now Mr. Biden wants to bring some of the crew back to Washington with him.

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Team of Rivals? Biden’s Cabinet Looks More Like a Team of Buddies

In making his picks for the new administration, the president-elect has put a premium on personal relationships.

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With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature

Mr. Biden said he would name Mr. Kerry to a cabinet-level climate post, giving him the job of persuading global leaders that the United States is prepared to resume a leadership role.

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Biden Will Nominate First Woman to Lead Intelligence, First Latino to Run Homeland Security

John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be climate czar, according to the Biden transition team.

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Leftists and Moderates, Stop Fighting. You Need One Another.

In the Democratic civil war, both sides are partly right.

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U.S. Diplomat Coughs Online, and European Allies Wonder if They Were Exposed

A senior State Department official who tested positive for the coronavirus after a trip to Europe has angered other diplomats and irritated foreign officials whom he could have infected.

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Much Changed World, Same Joe Biden Seeking to Undo What Trump Has Done

Night 2 of the Democratic National Convention was set to focus on how much work awaits the next president, and all the reasons Democrats think voters should trust Mr. Biden with the job.

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Progressives Doubted Joe Biden on Climate Change. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.

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Joe Biden Needs to Learn an Urgent Lesson From the 2004 Election

Bush survived the Iraq war. Trump has mishandled the coronavirus and the protests, but Americans care more about plans going forward.

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