John Kerry continues Urging China to Resume its Climate Change Talks with the United States
Last month, China suspended its input on talks on climate change with the United States after an unwanted visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan...
John Kerry, the current United States Climate Envoy, has once again urged China to continue talks concerning climate change to avoid a global warming crisis. Kerry also called upon other world leaders to “speed up” their transition away from fossil fuels. He said, "My hope is that President Xi will get back to the table with us so that we can work together to deal with this international threat.” John Kerry continued with the “United States and China must work together to address climate change.”
Last month, China suspended its input on talks on climate change with the United States after an unwanted visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. More recently, China has claimed the United States must “dispel the negative influence of that visit” before talks resume. John Kerry moved on to the private sector to urge them to boost investments in the current energy transition process. He cited the urgency of countries’ needs to move away from “dirty fuels like coal and oil to renewable sources.”
"No government on earth has enough money to fund the transition. The only way to fund this is to bring the private sector to the table."
John Kerry said.
The speech comes just days after G20 members failed to come to an agreement concerning a joint communique following their meeting in Bali.
The former U.S. secretary of state spoke just days after environment officials from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies failed to agree on a joint communique following a meeting in Bali.