Biden sending 12 cabinet members, high-level officials to UN climate summit
(CNN) President Joe Biden is planning a show of strength at next month's pivotal UN climate summit in Glasgow.
The president is sending 10 cabinet members and senior administration officials, in addition to his top domestic and international climate advisers Gina McCarthy and John Kerry, according to a schedule obtained by CNN.
Biden also plans to attend the conference.
Kerry, who is Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and has been engaging in climate diplomacy around the world this past year, will be attending the conference throughout its duration.
McCarthy and Biden will attend the beginning of the conference to emphasize what the US is doing to lower its own greenhouse gas emissions and hit Biden's Paris Climate Agreement goal of slashing emissions 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Administration officials attending are: Secretary of State Tony Blinken; Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; EPA Administrator Michael Regan; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; Interior Secretary Deb Haaland; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; USAID Administrator Samantha Power; NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, and WH Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Eric Lander.