John Kerry calls on China to step up on emissions cuts
John Kerry provides a speech on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London on July 20, 2021.
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The USA’ local weather envoy John Kerry issued a stark warning on Tuesday, claiming that the struggling led to by the Covid-19 pandemic can be “magnified many instances over in a world that doesn’t grapple with, and in the end halt, the local weather disaster.”
In a speech delivered in London, Kerry — who on Thursday is because of attend a G20 ministerial assembly in Italy targeted on the surroundings, local weather and vitality — sought to emphasise the magnitude of the problem dealing with the planet.
“The local weather disaster, my associates, is the take a look at of our instances,” he stated. “And whereas some should still imagine it’s unfolding in gradual movement, no, this take a look at is now as acute and as existential as any earlier one.”
Former Secretary of State Kerry additionally careworn the necessity for geopolitical cooperation, acknowledging that “no nation and no continent alone can remedy the local weather disaster.”