Bracewell’s Scott Segal discussed with E&E News President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of John Kerry as special presidential envoy for climate.
Segal pointed to Kerry’s past experience to serve on Biden’s National Security Council, but also questioned the uncertainty about a role dedicated entirely to climate issues.
“Those interested in a sensible climate policy should welcome a figure with political experience and substantive expertise,” said Segal.
“However, the details have yet to emerge regarding the contours of the new post,” added Segal. “It will be interesting to see how the envoy will interact with other components of the US government that possess statutory portfolios related to climate change.”