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Climate summit John Kerry joked about Joe Biden’s age – Dagsavisen

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Climate summit John Kerry joked about Joe Biden’s age – Dagsavisen

The US’s outgoing special envoy for climate, John Kerry, is this week’s guest at an energy conference in Oslo.

Kerry has announced that, after three years, he is stepping down as the United States‘ climate envoy to campaign for President Joe Biden, according to NTB.

During the press conference at Scandic Holmenkollen on Wednesday, Kerry freely boasted about Norway and his experiences in the country dating back to his youth. With a twinkle in his eye, he also directed what was probably intended as a joking jab in the direction of his own presidential candidate.

Biden has gained a lot of weight for his advanced age and what occasionally appears to be a failing memory.

– Frighteningly, I turned 80 just two months ago. Maybe some of you here are also over 80, and I want to confirm to all of you: At the age of 80, I can do all the things that I did when I was 15. I just don’t remember what those things were, Kerry said – to resounding laughter from the hall.

Oslo Energy Forum brings together top managers from a number of international and Norwegian energy and industrial companies, as well as key decision-makers from Norway and globally.

Kerry, who is also a former foreign minister in the USA, opened the conference together with, among others, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap) and chairman of the forum, Equinor CEO Anders Opedal.

– We are now looking forward to being able to use the Oslo Energy Forum to discuss what measures are needed to follow up on the commitments contained in the agreement signed by 198 countries during the climate summit, CEO Sven Mollekleiv told NTB ahead of the conference.

Kerry also visited Oslo in May 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Climate and Environment. At the time, he boasted about the way Norway and Oslo think about the climate.

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– I love what you are doing as a country, and in the city of Oslo, Kerry said.

Kerry calls the climate crisis a question “of whether we should do what we already know we can”.

– We have a confrontation with human nature. The desire to ignore and postpone the problem, or to join some extreme ideology that makes us feel a little safer, Kerry said, according to NTB.

Kerry’s father was stationed at the US embassy in Oslo in the late 1950s. Klimatoppen used memories from that time to charm the audience at the conference hotel in Holmenkollen.

– It was in the forest behind here that I learned to ski. I was there in the evenings with my father and it was just magical. I am very happy to be back. It was also where I learned to survive as a teenager with two basic phrases. One was “I don’t speak Norwegian” and the other was “I love you”, Kerry told – again to laughter from the audience.

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