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US climate envoy John Kerry heading to Jordan

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a joint press conference with French Economy and Finance minister Bruno Le Maire, at Bercy Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a joint press conference with French Economy and Finance minister Bruno Le Maire, at Bercy Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Former US secretary of state John Kerry, currently the White House envoy on climate change, is heading on a trip to Jordan, says the State Department.

Kerry is departing today for Amman to meet his government counterparts in an effort “to accelerate global climate action” following last month’s UN climate change conference in Glasgow.

“Secretary Kerry will discuss how the region can collaborate to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change,” the State Department says.

Kerry played a significant role in helping to broker a recent deal between Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, which will see the construction of a major solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom to generate electricity for the Jewish state while a desalination plant established in Israel will send water to Jordan.

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