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US Envoy, John Kerry, Highlights the Leadership of President Duque in Energy Transition


The U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Recognizes President Duque During the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Action in the Americas


Washington, DC — The U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry highlighted this week the leadership of Colombian President Iván Duque in the transition to renewable energy transition and the reduction of emissions in Latin America.


Kerry, who was U.S. Secretary of State between 2013 and 2017, participated in the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Action in the Americas prior to COP26, to be held next November in Glasgow (United Kingdom). The meeting was organized by the governments of Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic

“We have plans to increase our assistance for renewable energy for Latin America and the Caribbean, due to the regional effort led by the President of Colombia to increase energy capacity to at least 70% (clean energy) throughout the region by 2023, through initiatives such as reducing emissions,” said Kerry.


Participating in the High-Level Dialogue with Kerry and President Duque were the presidents of Argentina, Alberto Fernández; Chile, Sebastián Piñera; Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado; Panama, Laurentino Cortizo; Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader; Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso; and the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley.