US climate envoy John Kerry told NBC News that he will leave his post in the Biden administration to continue working in other ways.
“I think given that it’s an election year and the Congressional freeze, I’m resigning, but I’m not leaving this issue — I’m going to work on it from other positions,” Kerry said.
Former Obama administration secretary of state Kerry leaves on Saturday for Davos, Switzerland, where next week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum will be held.
Kerry also told NBC News that he will do everything he can to help re-elect President Joe Biden in 2024 by campaigning on what Biden has seen on the climate issue.
Axios First, Kerry announced that he plans to resign from his post.
Kerry, a former senator from Massachusetts, ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, losing to then-President George W. Bush.