New details of how quickly China plans to reduce carbon emissions will be revealed on Friday when Beijing releases its next Five Year Plan. And in April, President Joe Biden is expected to announce the United States’ own new targets for emissions cuts.
China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said the discussions in Shanghai running through Saturday aim to boost cooperation on climate change and exchange views on the UN Climate Change Conference known as COP 26 to be held in Scotland in November.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, on Saturday visited a number of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) major strategic projects supporting the country’s efforts in the field of clean energy, limiting the consequences of climate change, and promoting sustainable development at the local and global levels.
"I think it's very exciting that the UAE, an OPEC member, is going to host COP28, and it's so important that you have an oil and gas producing nation step up and say we understand the challenge of the climate crisis,” Kerry told Reuters in an interview.
The United Arab Emirates has emerged as one of the top countries in the world to tackle the serious issue of climate change (“US climate envoy John Kerry hails holding COP28 in UAE,” Dec.11, Gulf Today website). According to the report, John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, on Wednesday hailed the decision to
Biden’s team gave little immediate detail on Monday about how he envisioned Kerry shaping the new job, which many on social media and on all sides of the climate-action spectrum were quick to dub “climate czar.”
US President-elect Joe Biden has made climate change his top priority and has picked former Secretary of State John Kerry as a special climate envoy.
Competence is making a comeback. President-elect Joe Biden has prized staying power over star power when making his first wave of Cabinet picks and choices for White House staff, with a premium placed on government experience