Kerry: Glasgow Climate Pact still relevant

Despite the war in the Ukraine, John Kerry believes that COP26 remains a viable attempt to curtain climate change.

In a BBC interview, Kerry said that there was a need to "raise ambitions" to ensure that the worst effects of climate change are avoided, and the current UN predictions show that the current trajectory is to a 3.2C increase this century unless commitments made at Glasgow and after are followed.

Kerry said that if all the COP26 commitments are followed then that can be limited to 1.8C by 2050. However, he noted that the commitments wee not yet all being adhered to.

Although the invasion of the Ukraine has posed an unexpected problem for emissions, the medium-term impact could be for more nations to turn to renewable energy, and faster, especially the EU countries.

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