US, EU In Need of Robust Cooperation on Climate to Tackle ‘Extraordinary’ Crisis – Official
Washington, – The United States and the European Union should foster their collaboration on climate matters in order to deal with what has become an extraordinary crisis, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said during a visit to Brussels on Tuesday.
“As I come here to renew conversations with our friends in Europe over our cooperation on climate, which was extraordinary as we led up to the Paris [Climate Agreement],” Kerry said. “People have to even be stronger now. We face an extraordinary crisis because the science is screaming out, the evidence grows by the year.”
Kerry pointed out that 2020 was the hottest year to date, among many other indicators of climate change.
The present time is the greatest opportunity for joint action since the industrial revolution in order to “build better” and renew the economies, Kerry said.
“We are no better partners than our friends here in Europe and the European Union. It is important for us to align ourselves now which is what we will discuss today because no one country can resolve this crisis,” he said.
Kerry is currently visiting London, Brussels and Paris where ahead of the upcoming climate summit.