The world’s major economies must “stretch to do more” at next month’s UN climate talks to show they are serious about wanting to tackle global warming, US Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday during a pre-COP26 meeting in Milan, Italy.
A number of countries have committed to undertake tracks that will hold the temperature to 1.5 degrees. There are other countries now sharpening their pencils. Kerry said that he expects wealthy nations will fulfill their pledge a decade ago to mobilize 100 billion USD a year to help vulnerable countries adapt and transition to cleaner energy.
The COP26 conference in Glasgow, the UK, aims to secure more ambitious climate action from the nearly 200 countries that signed the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius – and to 1.5 degrees preferably – above pre-industrial levels.