John Kerry: There’s Currently a 60% Chance of Capping Global Temp at 1.5 C

John Kerry: There's Currently a 60% Chance of Capping Global Temp at 1.5 C John Kerry sits in a chair with a book on his lap 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%."

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