John Kerry said that the main objective of COP28 is to reduce methane emissions
Dubai: US presidential special envoy for climate John Kerry said countries will do more at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, or COP28, starting today to jointly promote global response and fix problems.
“We’re going to make the biggest contribution to methane this year, going to oil and gas companies and to the states,” Kerry said in a virtual press conference on Wednesday. He added: “We will work to advance the global response to the climate crisis by strengthening national efforts to achieve the internal goals and objectives of the Paris Agreement, We will do this through a number of initiatives that have been launched in Glasgow.” “We will include greenhouse gases in each country’s emission reduction plans in the future.
We are taking the same approach in the world’s first list under the Paris Agreement. So there is a reason for cooperation in the coming days, the most important thing is that if China and the United States are not able to push for the reduction of emissions, we will not win this fight. We need to work with help to make it work faster. ” Methane is responsible for 50% of global warming, which is worse than carbon dioxide.
Its efficiency has increased 80 to 100 times in the first 20 years of its release, and nearly 20 times thereafter. “We think this is the easiest, fastest and easiest way to start fighting global warming. “The priority is methane [reduction],” Kerry said. In addition to reducing methane emissions, the United States and China will work together to use renewable energy to drive even greater emissions reductions. “These talks will continue in Dubai in the next few days, and we want to do our best to see if there is any cooperation that can advance our goals.
China is one of the biggest exporters in the world and we are in second place. We all know very well that our citizens want better air quality and a healthier life…and they want a safer world that does not have the power to kill. “Therefore it is imperative that we work together to ensure the continued success of the Conference of Parties here,” he said. The United States will focus on shipping through the Green Shipping Challenge and deforestation through the Forest Carbon Leadership Partnership, Kerry will sit down with Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The United States is also working to build resilience to the effects of climate change through the President’s Emergency Plan for Preparedness and Response (PREPARE), a multibillion-dollar program to help vulnerable countries in the world, especially African countries. Kerry also said that the fund for illness and death should be designed to meet the needs of developing countries and great strides have been made to meet the needs of Africa. He said that the United States will also seek to increase support for international fundraising activities. funding to this Conference of Parties.
Accelerate the transition to natural energy. Regarding the energy transition, Kerry said: “We are focused on three things: first, supporting a country’s unique ambition to eliminate its energy sector and helping that country build a new policy environment that eliminates market differences and encourages investment in renewable energy. Second, the Partnership will mobilize significant development funding and philanthropic resources to leverage private sector funding to support countries’ climate goals.
A wave of dollars is waiting around the world. Our job is to try to make money. Hopefully, the COP28 will provide an excellent list of financial activities. “
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