Kerry said more than 40 ministers who attended the pre-COP26 event in Milan were engaged in discussions to make the Glasgow talks a success.
Global leaders are expected to strengthen their commitments to tackle the climate crisis ahead of the Glasgow event. Dozens of countries failed to meet the July 31 deadline to update their pledges for emissions reductions, as they are required to do under the 2015 Paris Agreement. There is still a significant gap between what leaders are promising and what is needed by 2030.
Kerry said in Milan: “The bottom line is, guys, as we stand here today, we believe we can make enormous progress in Glasgow, rapidly moving towards new goals that science is telling us that We must achieve.”
“We have to achieve somewhere around a 45% reduction in the next 10 years and this is the pivotal decade so we still have 30 days to work and we will continue to work.”
The IPCC report said the world has already warmed by 1.1°C faster than pre-industrial levels, and is now heading towards 1.5°C – an important threshold that world leaders agreed upon. Expressed that warming should remain below to avoid worsening effects.
COP26 chairman, Alok Sharma, a British MP, said there was agreement among ministers to keep the 1.5°C target within reach and pledge $100 billion a year to help the most vulnerable countries tackle climate change was to be completed.
“We need to give $100 billion annually, and I have said that many times before, and I repeat again that giving $100 billion is absolutely a matter of trust,” Sharma said.
Kerry said the US government is working to decarbonize its entire power sector by 2035, adding that President Joe Biden is “very seized” by the issue.
“By 2030, 50% of vehicles sold in the United States are going to be electric and General Motors and Ford, the big companies, have joined together to join in. The goal of not using and selling internal combustion by 2035 is The target is the engine vehicle,” Carey said.
“We will transition to an electricity-based economy. They are ambitious targets, they are big targets but they are capable and the private sector is getting involved in such initiatives,” he said.
Kerry’s tone was more diplomatic than comments made earlier in the week, when he called on world leaders to “stop the BS” and commit to the terms of the Paris Agreement.
“We are behind and we have to stop the BS that is being thrown at us by the many countries that Great Britain has not signed up to sign up, we have signed Japan, Canada EU. ie 1.5 degrees To keep alive,” Carey had previously said.
“This is what has to happen at COP26, a new level of transparency and accountability.”
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