John Kerry hints at plans for post-COP26 summit
John Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy, offered a hint about plans for a multilateral meeting this spring aimed at accelerating emissions-cutting efforts.
Driving the news: "In April next year, we’re going to be having a summit on the subject of increased mitigation," Kerry tells Euractiv.
- He didn't offer details, but it followed remarks about efforts via the U.S.-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate.
- A State Department official confirmed discussions but also did not provide details.
Why it matters: The big United Nations climate summit last month brought a wealth of new nonbinding commitments.
- The big question is what concrete steps nations are taking to transform them into tangible policy.