WATCH: John Kerry says global allies are “welcoming us back” on Climate accord

During a White House Press Briefing Special Presidential Envoy for Climate  John Kerry was asked “How do you assure international partners that the U.S. will stick to whatever you propose after having seen the Trump administration take the U.S. out of the Paris Accord?”

Kerry replied “I think our word is strong. I’ve been on the phone for the last few days, talking to our allies in Europe, elsewhere around the world. And they are welcoming us back. They know that this administration already had a significant part of what has brought us to — will bring us to Glasgow, which was the Paris Agreement.”

Kerry was then asked “How do you assure international partners that the U.S. will stick to whatever you propose after having seen the Trump administration take the U.S. out of the Paris Accord?”

“That’s precisely why we’re going to stick by it, and I think our word is strong. I’ve been on the phone for the last few days, talking to our allies in Europe, elsewhere around the world. And they are welcoming us back. They know that this administration already had a significant part of what has brought us to — will bring us to Glasgow, which was the Paris Agreement,” he replied ”

“The Obama-Biden administration had great credibility on this issue,” he added “and having President Biden be the person now who is driving this forward is enormously meaningful to the folks there. And they also know that I was deeply involved in the negotiations in Paris and am now asked by the President — by President Biden — to make certain that we do the same in Glasgow, if not more.”