Statement by EDF President Fred Krupp

January 29, 2013
Jennifer Andreassen, 202-572-3387,

(Washington – January 29, 2013) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry as Secretary of State.

“Senator Kerry is a superbly qualified public servant who will bring to his new post a deep understanding of issues at the confluence of international diplomacy, national security, economic growth and environmental protection, along with a demonstrated willingness to lead on climate change — the signal environmental challenge of our time,” said EDF President Fred Krupp.

“President Obama’s decision to put climate change at the heart of his second-term opens the prospect for Secretary Kerry to push for real and measurable progress on climate change in a range of bilateral and multilateral forums,” Krupp said. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with Secretary Kerry and his team as they redouble America’s commitment to diplomatic leadership in confronting the climate challenge.”

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