From November 30-December 12, 2023, senior U.S. officials from over 20 U.S. Departments, Agencies, and organizations will travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to advance U.S. goals and ensure a strong outcome at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).

The U.S. delegation will be led by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.  In addition to Vice President Kamala Harris, who will attend COP28 from December 1-2, other senior U.S. officials in the U.S. delegation include:

Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Rostin Behnam, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, Department of State (DoS)

Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Enoh Ebong, Director, United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor for Energy and Investment, White House

Jennifer Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council (GPC)

Reta Jo Lewis, Chair, Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

Brenda Mallory, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Scott Nathan, CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

C. William Nelson, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation, White House

Samantha Power, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Michael Regan, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Richard Spinrad, Administrator, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Thomas James Vilsack, Secretary, Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Shalanda Young, Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Ali Zaidi, National Climate Advisor, White House

In addition to those listed above, the U.S. delegation will include a wide range of other senior U.S. government officials working on issues related to the nexus of climate with conflict, food security, gender, global health, subnational diplomacy, youth, and more.

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