John Kerry: There's Currently a 60% Chance of Capping Global Temp at 1.5 C John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, United States of America, speaks onstage during the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit at Sheraton New York on Sept. 20. (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 06:41 AM
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Wednesday that current commitments on cutting carbon emissions meant the world had a 60% chance of capping a rise in the average temperature at 1.5 degrees Celsius
Speaking at a breakfast event with world mayors at global climate talks in Glasgow, he said with the most recent commitments made at COP26, around 65% of global GDP was now covered by implementable climate change plans.
"But that means 35% isn’t. And we can’t do it without that 35%."