The United kingdom, And the host country for the upcoming COP26 climate summit, and United StateThe world’s second largest polluter agreed on Monday to “work together” to reduce its emissions and push the major economies to raise their ambitions.
President of COP26, Alok SharmaAnd the US Presidential Envoy on Climate, John KerryShe said in a statement after a meeting in London today that their countries are “committed to achieving net zero emissions of greenhouse gases no later than 2050.”
“We urge all countries to take the necessary measures to keep the 1.5 ° C limit within reach, through ambitious national contributions and long-term strategies to reduce emissions and achieve zero emissions,” they said.
Wonderful meeting today with the President of the COP26 Embed a Tweet, Including a surprise visit from the prime minister Embed a Tweet. Only 8 short months remain until the Glasgow date – we are delighted that these two leaders will be strong partners in the upcoming work. pic.twitter.com/eF7q8b0Lb3
Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry (ClimateEnvoy) March 8, 2021
Kerry and Sharma see the climate leaders summit held by US President Joe Biden in April and the G7 in June as a “critical opportunity” to build momentum ahead of the important COP26 conference to be organized by the UK in the city. A Scotsman from Glasgow in November.
Both also confirmed that they have agreed to “work with other countries to help the most vulnerable groups adapt and respond to the impacts of climate,” for which additional financing and private investment will be made for 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 is part of a tour of various European destinations that will also take you to Brussels and Paris.