“We are committed to renewing our strong alliance in the effort to deal with the climate crisis,” says the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry after the meeting with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.
“The United States is committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 and the EU has committed to climate neutrality in 2050 and intends to increase its 2030 climate ambitions by cutting its emissions by at least 55% compared to 1990,” they said in a common statement.
Also NATO must cut its “military emissions” as part of moves to tackle climate change, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, after meeting Kerry in Brussels.
“We agree that climate change makes the world more unsafe, so #NATO needs to step up and play a bigger role in combating it – including by reducing military emissions. I look forward to working closely together (with Kerry),” Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter.