London, March 8. (EFE). – The United Kingdom, the country organizing the upcoming COP26 climate summit, and the United States, the world’s second largest polluter, agreed on Monday to “work together” to reduce their emissions and get major economies to raise their ambitions.
COP26 President Alok Sharma and US Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry said in a statement after a meeting in London today that their countries are “committed to achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions through late 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.
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 to 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. EFE
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