Kerry a Champion for Action against Climate Change

WASHINGTON (January 29, 2013) – The U.S. Senate confirmed John Kerry today as the next U.S. Secretary of State.

Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement:

“In nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate, John Kerry has distinguished himself as a champion for action against climate change, an advocate for the international cooperation we need to protect the natural resources of a changing world, and a visionary promoter of American jobs in the fast-growing market for clean energy worldwide.

At a time when neither conflict, economic uncertainty nor environmental disaster respect international borders, our nation’s top diplomat must advance American interests by helping to create a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. We take great confidence in Kerry's record of commitment and achievement and we look forward to working with him and his team.”