The U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft sought clarity last week regarding fossil fuels, such as oil and gas.
She will decide whether to rescue herself from issues involving fossil fuels after a briefing with ethics lawyers.
Kelly Craft publicly pledged in June to rescue herself from any discussions involving coal and gas.
She received a briefing from ethics lawyers on August 7.
Critics have raised concerns about Craft’s ability to do her job at the United Nations, where climate change is a top priority.
Fossil fuels are the leading pollutants causing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
Craft’s ethics obligations will be a factor as the administration considers how it will participate in the September 23 climate summit.
Foreign envoys at the U.N. expressed concern with the Kentucky Republican’s nomination that her affiliations with the coal industry made an impression within the diplomatic community in New York.