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John Kerry to host a virtual Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

US climate envoy John Kerry has been in Shanghai for climate talks with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will host a virtual Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) meeting at the ministerial level on January 27, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The upcoming ministerial meeting provides an opportunity for ministers to discuss the progress achieved at COP26 held in Glasgow in November 2021, priorities and challenges going forward, and ways countries can work together to accelerate their climate efforts.

The MEF includes countries representing 80 percent of global GDP, population, and greenhouse gas emissions. Other countries with critical perspectives on the climate crisis have also been invited to participate.

Participants will include ministers and other high-ranking officials from: Antigua and Barbuda (as Alliance of Small Island States Chair), Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh (as Climate Vulnerable Forum Chair), Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt (as COP27 President), the European Commission, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Marshall Islands (as the High Ambition Coalition Chair), Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal (as Least Developed Countries Chair), Turkey, United Kingdom, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the office of the U.N. Secretary-General.

For media inquiries, please contact ClimateComms@state.gov.

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