• Corinne Atton

The U.S. and U.K. Issue a Joint Statement Committing to Working Together to Solve the Climate Crisis

Earlier this week, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma issued a Joint Statement resolving to:


· “work closely together” to reduce emissions in the U.S. and in the U.K.;


· “to rally all countries … to strengthen climate ambition”—urging “all countries to take the steps needed to keep a 1.5 degree [Celsius] temperature limit within reach, including through ambitious nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies to cut emissions and reach net zero"; and


· “to work … to help the world’s most vulnerable adapt and respond to climate impacts and to scale up finance and private investment for both mitigation and adaptation.”


Both countries affirmed that they “are fully committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050.” And acknowledged that President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate to be held on Earth Day (April 22, 2021), and the G7 leaders meeting hosted in the UK on June 11-13, 2021 are “critical opportunities to build momentum on the way to COP26 in Glasgow” this fall.


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