U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Canada

Dr. Jonathan Pershing (Credit Department of Energy)

Republished from state.gov.

Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel April 12 – 13 to Ottawa, marking his first official trip as U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Special Envoy Pershing’s trip follows soon after the March 10 official visit by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — a historic visit during which both leaders committed to expanding cooperation on climate action, including reducing respective greenhouse gas emissions, developing clean sources of energy and advancing global climate action.

Special Envoy Pershing will engage senior Canadian officials on continuing and expanding this special partnership as both nations prepare for key upcoming events including the Paris Agreement signing ceremony, the Major Economies Forum, this year’s UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations and the North American Leaders Summit.