Italy Celebrates Re-entry of the U.S. into the Paris Agreement

| February 20, 2021
On the occasion of the official re-entry of the U.S. into the Paris Agreement, the Italian Ambassador to the U.S., Armando Varricchio, the British Ambassador to the U.S., Karen Pierce, and the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, discussed how to combat climate change, both internationally and domestically, and explored ways to strengthen the partnership in light of the challenges ahead.  The event held at Ambassador Varricchio’s residence, Villa Firenze, was moderated by Susan Glasser, The New Yorker.
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John Kerry reminded us that “climate change is the mother of all challenges. Every country has got to make a choice. To behave differently. To choose differently.” Amb Varricchio stated that “the new Italian government under the leadership of Mario Draghi has put climate issues at the center of its agenda . .  .Italy and the UK, as chairs of the @g20org and @G7 respectively, are partnering for @COP26. Our focus will be devoted to climate change and how to better address this global challenge. Our action is even more effective when the US takes the lead.”

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Amb Varricchio also highlighted the importance of reaching out to young people about climate change: “It is important to work with them. We owe them the responsibility to take care of our planet.”
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