John Kerry 'Hopeful, Not Confident' China Will Cooperate on Emissions Reduction

John Kerry 'Hopeful, Not Confident' China Will Cooperate on Emissions Reduction


On Thursday, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said he was “not confident,” but “hopeful” China would do their part to reduce global carbon emissions.

In an interview with India Today‘s Raj Chengappa during a diplomatic trip to India, Kerry expressed his doubts about the prospect of China joining in emissions reforms under the Paris Climate Accord. “I’m hopeful. Not confident at this point. I’m hopeful. Because China is a very important player in this,” he said.

While China pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, analysis by the independent “Climate Action Tracker” says its coal production levels continue to be “inconsistent with the Paris Agreement.” Their contribution thus far is rated “highly insufficient.”

“We want to work with China in doing this. What President Biden has said is, we will have our differences on some issues. We clearly do. So does India,” the former U.S. secretary of state said. “But that doesn’t mean

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