The UK, The host country of the next COP26 Climate Summit, and To us, The world’s second largest polluter, on Monday agreed to “work together” to reduce their emissions and raise their ambitions for key economies.
Chairman of COP26, Alok Sharma, And US Ambassador to the Climate, John Kerry, In a statement after meeting in London today, said their countries are “committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions after 2050”.
“We urge all countries to take the necessary steps to achieve the 1.5 degree Celsius limit through ambitious national contributions and long-term strategies to reduce emissions and achieve zero emissions,” they said.
Fantastic meeting with COP26 President today LAlokSharma_RDG, Including the surprise visit of the Prime Minister Or Boris Johnson. Only 8 short months until Glasgow – Glad these two leaders are strong partners in the forward process. pic.twitter.com/eF7q8b0Lb3
– Special Presidential Ambassador John Kerry (lClimateEnvoy) March 8, 2021
Kerry and Sharma see climate leaders convened by US President Joe Biden in April and the G7 in June as “important opportunities” to accelerate beyond the crucial COP26 to be held in the United Kingdom. Scotsman from Glasgow in November.
Both agreed to “work with other countries to help those most vulnerable to and respond to climate impacts”, increasing funding and private investment in mitigation and adaptation.
In addition to Sharma, Kerry met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several British government ministers.
Your visit to the British capital will be part of a tour of various European destinations that will take you to Brussels and Paris.