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On Tuesday, John Kerry met with Japan’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, to promote global efforts to fight climate change. The U.S. and Japan are the world’s 2nd and 5th largest emitters, respectively. In their meeting, Motegi highlighted that the key to successfully halting climate change is to raise global climate ambition among the greatest polluters, especially in neighboring China. Later this week, Kerry is scheduled to participate in climate talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua.
“China is the world’s biggest carbon emitter and the number two economy as well, and it is extremely important that we encourage China to firmly fulfill its responsibility to match its place,” Motegi told reporters. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said that Japan intends to raise its climate goals to reduce emissions by 50% from 2012 levels to become carbon neutral by 2050.
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The House Oversight and Reform Committee has announced an investigation into the fossil fuel industry’s disinformation campaigns on climate change after an undercover video released this summer showed an ExxonMobil lobbyist admitting that the company had fought against climate science. Executives from several big oil companies, the American Petroleum […]
The Biden administration has reached out to Congress on everything from a solar power blueprint to an infrastructure plan with tax incentives for clean energy which the President has called an “economic imperative and a national security imperative.” But the GOP has turned their trunk up at all of it — making the GOP refusal of otherwise bipartisan, common-sense measures an […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer On Friday, the United States and the EU will convene to announce a global agreement to cut methane emissions. This announcement will occur after a virtual, closed-door climate summit in preparation for the COP26 this November. “We are grateful to be working with the European Union and partner countries […]
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