John Kerry

John Kerry: 'We Have to Push Back Hard' on Efforts to Build New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Response to Rising Gas Prices

John Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate change, warned Tuesday that the war in Ukraine could undermine international progress to cut carbon emissions. “You have this new revisionism suggesting that we have to be pumping oil like crazy, and we have to be moving into long term [fossil fuel] infrastructure building, which would be absolutely disastrous,” Kerry said, speaking on June 7 at the TIME 100 Summit in New York City. “We have to push back, and we have to push back hard.”
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John Kerry promises to ‘follow up’ on missing British journalist and Indigenous guide in Amazon

John Kerry has promised to “follow up” on the disappearances of the British journalist and Indigenous affairs official who vanished in a remote part of the Amazon on Sunday.The US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate made the commitment after the disappearances were raised with him by Sônia Guajajara, an Indigenous Peoples leader from Brazil, at the Time100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday.Dom Phillips, 57, and Bruno Araújo Pereira were last seen three days ago on a boat in the remote Javari region.Authorities in Brazil claim they are expanding the search for the two men in the area,...

Ukraine war no excuse to prolong reliance on coal, US climate envoy John Kerry says

US climate envoy John Kerry has warned European leaders the war in Ukraine must not prolong dependence on coal and countries must move "much more quickly" to ditch fossil fuels.Ahead of climate talks opening this week in Bonn, Germany, Mr Kerry strongly criticised countries for failing to meet the goals they set at the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow last year, and said the war should not halt efforts to tackle the climate crisis.The UK and other nations have looked to expand fossil fuel projects in response to the energy crisis fuelled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Speaking to the BBC,...

John Kerry on Economic Opportunity of Climate Change

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry discusses the changing tone of political debate in America, US leadership around the world, and calls climate change "the largest economic opportunity and transformation since the industrial revolution." He speaks at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Shift to renewables to avoid energy being ‘weaponised’, John Kerry urges

John Kerry has warned that the trillions poured into fossil fuel subsidies is the “definition of insanity” as he urged more efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The US special presidential envoy on climate told the Net Zero Delivery Summit in London that energy could continue to be “weaponised” as it had been by Russia, and capital was needed to move faster to clean, secure technology.