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John Kerry hosts Major Economies Forum about climate crisis

John Kerry hosts Major Economies Forum about climate crisis

The Major Economies Forum’s next steps will be addressed following November’s Summit. UN climate summit in GlasgowChart a path forward for major nations to increase their climate ambitions, and reduce emissions.

Representatives from major economies, which account for the majority of global greenhouse gases emissions, were invited along with representatives from other countries most affected by the climate crisis.

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Kerry has the opportunity to meet with climate ministers via virtuality at the event. Kerry’s normally busy travel schedule has been disrupted by the rapid spread Omicron-driven coronavirus. Kerry’s two last in-person trips to Europe or Jordan were in December.

The ministers and high-ranking representatives of more than two dozen countries and entities including the United Nations and the United kingdom, are among the participants. It is expected that some of the delegates will also attend. Other top emitters in the worldIncluding Russia, China and Brazil.
Thought Some progress was madeIt was largely viewed as a disappointment by the November summit Failure to address fossil fuel emissionScientists implore with urgency
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The unprecedented mention of fossil fuels in the agreement between nations was unprecedented. Multiple countries objected to the agreement, which resulted in a text change at the last minute by India that stated that coal should be phased out rather than down.

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The The US and China reached an agreementChina’s methane emission reductions and climate ambition. But many summit participants told CNN that Kerry’s team was being blocked from joining pledges of coal elimination because of the complicated politics surrounding President Joe Biden’s massive climate bill.

The summit ended without a clear resolution regarding loss and damage. It was not clear whether wealthy nations should create an international climate fund to support smaller, developing countries that are most affected by climate change.

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