Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change

The Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change (SECC) is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing U.S. international policy on climate change. SECC actively engages partners and allies around the world, representing the United States at the ministerial level both bilaterally and through a wide variety of multilateral fora.

As part of this work, SECC led the way in the negotiations in Paris at the 21st Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21). The Paris Agreement is the most ambitious climate accord ever negotiated, and its rapid entry into force demonstrates the commitment and urgency of the international community to work together as it grapples with the growing threat of climate change.