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U.S. Climate Envoy Kelly says China, India and Russia have to do more to tackle global warming

File Photo: Joe Biden, President of the United States Presidential Election, Announces National Security Candidates and Appointees on November 24, 2020 at Transition Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, USA At that time, John Kelly will give a lecture.Joshua Roberts / File Photo

December 1, 2021

By Katy Daigle

Washington (Reuters)-US Climate Envoy John Kelly said on Wednesday that big greenhouse gas emitters like China, India, Russia, etc. will help the world avoid the worst effects of global warming. He said he needed to move faster.

The government’s commitment to reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions is currently insufficient to limit global warming to international targets below 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels of the century.

“And that means you have a group of countries that have to step up, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa,” Kelly said.

“And we have to help them,” Kelly said in an interview at the Reuters Next Conference. “This is not an irresponsible liability to them.”

Kelly said Washington is working with countries to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy forms and reduce emissions. He noted US support for India’s clean energy initiative and a joint agreement with China last month that Beijing promised to accelerate emission cuts.

Kelly added that private investment in clean energy technologies such as green hydrogen, long-term batteries, modular reactors and carbon recovery is also important in addressing climate change.

At the Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland last month, the World Government pledged to reduce emissions in 2022 to ensure that the world can meet the 1.5C target set by the 2015 Paris Agreement. Agreed to reconsider. Unleash the devastating climate effects of more frequent powerful storms, droughts and floods from rising sea levels.

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(Written by Richard Valdmanis, edited by Cynthia Osterman)



U.S. Climate Envoy Kelly says China, India and Russia have to do more to tackle global warming

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