|United States Special Envoy for Climate Change|
January 26, 2009 – April 1, 2016
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Jonathan Pershing|
|White House Staff Secretary|
June 30, 1995 – March 11, 1998
|Preceded by||John Podesta|
|Succeeded by||Phillip Caplan|
May 4, 1951|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Dartmouth College (BA)|
Harvard University (JD)
Todd D. Stern (born May 4, 1951) served as the United States Special Envoy for Climate Change, leading talks at the United Nations climate change conferences and smaller sessions, appointed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on January 26, 2009. He was the United States' chief negotiator at the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
Stern previously served under the Bill Clinton administration as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary in the White House from 1993 to 1998, during which time he also acted as the senior White House negotiator at the Kyoto Protocol and Buenos Aires negotiations.
He has proposed the creation of the E-8, a novel international group uniting leading developed nations and developing ones for an annual gathering focused on combating global warming.
- Franke-Ruta, Garance (January 26, 2009). "Stern Appointed Climate Change Envoy". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 27, 2009.
- "Statement by the President on the Paris Climate Agreement". December 12, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
- Peret, Anya (2009-01-27). "Stern '73 to be climate-change envoy". The Dartmouth. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
- Romero, Frances (2009-01-26). "Climate Change Envoy Todd Stern". Time. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- "Stern Appointed Climate Change Envoy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
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- “The only sustainable development is low carbon development,” Todd Stern says (Video, 2009)
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