U.S. Envoy Kerry Urges Countries to Stick to Climate Plans

Says collaboration with private sector is critical.

In preparation for the U.N. climate talks in November, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry has been meeting with international officials, encouraging them to stay true to their climate goals. During last year’s U.N. climate talks, many countries committed to reducing their emissions significantly. Though Mr. Kerry is concerned that those countries will miss their climate goals once again, he believes the key to quick greenhouse gas reduction is in partnership with the private sector.

“There’s a lot happening, many people pursuing new technologies or many people investing,” he said, speaking a day after meeting Norwegian officials. “But we need to be working faster at the government level to be organizing ourselves so that there are more bankable deals, so that there is a place for money to invest, and that takes some coordination between government and the private sector.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s guidance as he implements policies on the environment and climate.
  • For the president’s administration to be discerning as they pursue renewable energy.
  • For Special Envoy Kerry as he represents the U.S. in meetings with international leaders.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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