President-elect Joe Biden's transition team has named John Kerry as Biden's special presidential envoy for climate.
"Under the Biden-Harris administration, American national security and foreign policy will be led by experienced professionals ready to restore principled leadership on the world stage and dignified leadership at home," the official account of the Biden-Harris presidential transition team, said in a tweet.
Kerry, 75, who is also a former secretary of state under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017, took to Twitter (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report and said, "America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is."
"I'm proud to partner with the President-elect, our allies, and the young leaders of the climate movement to take on this crisis as the President's Climate Envoy," he added.
A Yale University graduate, Kerry is credited for his large role in getting the Paris Agreement done in 2016. The world also got to witness an emotional moment when they saw Kerry holding his granddaughter on his lap while signing the Paris Climate Accords at the United Nations.
President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement, citing America's First policy.
Kerry also addressed the Paris Agreement on his tweet today.
"The work we began with the Paris Agreement is far from done," he tweeted. "I'm returning to government to get America back on track to address the biggest challenge of this generation and those that will follow."