Canada to press new U.S. climate czar Kerry on pipeline
Canada welcomes the choice of John Kerry as new U.S. climate envoy but will press Washington not to cancel permits for an oil pipeline he opposes, Ottawa’s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.
“We see a huge number of opportunities to work with the Americans on the international stage and also bilaterally on the fight against climate change. So this is good news,” Kirsten Hillman told an event organized by the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations.
President-elect Joe Biden this week announced Kerry would be his climate czar, a cabinet-level position. Kerry played an important role in crafting the Paris Agreement on climate but President Donald Trump has withdrawn from the treaty.