United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
April 21, 2021
Media Advisory: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Lead a Discussion on Climate Security at Leaders Summit on Climate
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will deliver remarks and moderate a panel discussion on climate security at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, as part of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate. The session will highlight the global security challenges posed by climate change and discuss what international partners are doing to address them.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will host this session, and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will give remarks. The Ambassador will then moderate a discussion with our international partners about actions they are taking to address the threat multipliers to energy, economic, and national security posed by climate change.
Confronting the climate crisis requires unprecedented cooperation across the globe that meets the urgency science requires. The Leaders Summit is a key stop on the road to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow and is designed to increase the chances for meaningful outcomes on global climate action at COP26. This summit is aimed at setting the world up for success on multiple fronts as we work to address the climate crisis, including emissions reductions, finance, innovation and job creation, and resilience and adaptation.
All summit sessions will be livestreamed with simultaneous translation in the six UN languages. More information about the Leaders Summit, including a full agenda and livestream, is available at www.state.gov/climatesummit.