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A vehicle with US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on board arrives to a state guest hotel during his visit, in Shanghai. (REUTERS)

US, China to work together against climate change issue joint statement

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 07:05 AM IST
The US and China support the Paris Agreement’s aim to limit the increase in the global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celcius and to try to restrict it to 1.5 degrees Celcius, according to the statement.
US officials arrive at Songshan airport in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday. (REUTERS)
US officials arrive at Songshan airport in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday. (REUTERS)

China holds drills as US delegation arrives in Taiwan

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 04:32 AM IST
Former US senator Chris Dodd and former deputy secretaries of state Richard Armitage and James Steinberg reportedly arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday in an unmarked private jet in what a White House official called a “personal signal” of US President Joe Biden’s commitment to Taiwan.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, on April 14-17 to “discuss raising global climate ambition” before Biden’s climate summit on April 22.(Reuters)
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, on April 14-17 to “discuss raising global climate ambition” before Biden’s climate summit on April 22.(Reuters)

US envoy John Kerry's visit to China on climate will be first by Biden team

Bloomberg | | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:14 PM IST
John Kerry will meet with Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a regular briefing on Wednesday in Beijing.
 John Kerry was in India last week for a range of climate-related meetings with top leaders of the government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo(REUTERS)
John Kerry was in India last week for a range of climate-related meetings with top leaders of the government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo(REUTERS)

US vows to help bring investment to assist India’s mitigation efforts

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 03:14 AM IST
The investment will be “a huge amount”, John Kerry said, which “would allow India to keep track with 1.5 degrees centigrade limitation on the increase of the Earth’s temperature”.
“No one country can solve the problems of climate crisis,” John Kerry said.(AFP)
“No one country can solve the problems of climate crisis,” John Kerry said.(AFP)

US envoy John Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

PTI | , Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 04:54 PM IST
John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, to hear what the South Asia delta nation has done to cope with weather extremes and rising sea levels ahead of a virtual summit on climate change that Biden is hosting this month.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry meets with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, April 7, 2021. (via REUTERS)
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry meets with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, April 7, 2021. (via REUTERS)

US envoy Kerry meets Modi as India eyes net zero target

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Kerry’s visit comes ahead of a meeting of leaders from 40 nations from April 22-23, organized by US President Joe Biden, that aims to galvanize efforts to commit to more ambitious climate change mitigation targets.
US climate envoy John Kerry arrives for a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (PTI)
US climate envoy John Kerry arrives for a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (PTI)

'Red hot investment': US Envoy John Kerry lauds India's energy policy

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Kerry is on a four-day visit to India, from April 5 to April 8, during which he will meet representatives from the Union government, the private sector and NGOs.
US climate envoy John Kerry (L) and the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo pose for a photograph prior to their meeting at the Hotel de Ville, in Paris on March 12, 2021. - US climate envoy John Kerry confirmed on March 10, 2021, the United States would lay out new financing commitments for the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of an April 22 summit, the pact's fifth anniversary. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)(AFP)
US climate envoy John Kerry (L) and the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo pose for a photograph prior to their meeting at the Hotel de Ville, in Paris on March 12, 2021. - US climate envoy John Kerry confirmed on March 10, 2021, the United States would lay out new financing commitments for the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of an April 22 summit, the pact's fifth anniversary. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)(AFP)

US climate envoy Kerry to take part in summit co-hosted by China

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 03:31 PM IST
John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, is to participate in the Ministerial on Climate Action, according to two people familiar with the matter. Yet no separate virtual session is planned between Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, the people said.
John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. U.S. President Joe Biden will take executive action on Wednesday to combat climate change, including temporarily blocking new leases for oil drilling on federal lands, ordering a review of fossil-fuel subsidies and other measures to overhaul the U.S. energy mix. Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. U.S. President Joe Biden will take executive action on Wednesday to combat climate change, including temporarily blocking new leases for oil drilling on federal lands, ordering a review of fossil-fuel subsidies and other measures to overhaul the U.S. energy mix. Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Major emitters need to step up, says Kerry after US rejoins Paris Agreement

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:33 AM IST
John Kerry asserted that all 17 major emitting countries including India need to step up and begin lowering emissions.
US President-elect Joe Biden in Delaware, December 29, 2020(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden in Delaware, December 29, 2020(REUTERS)

Biden has no record of missteps on India

PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:06 PM IST
With the Chinese amassing troops along the border, Indians want to see more, even as they acknowledge that the US will not conduct its foreign policy to please India, echoing a Democratic congressional aide who is normally sympathetic to India but is frustrated by “constant pushing on China”.
The world cannot solve the climate crisis without India’s active participation. We will need to seek an equitable outcome based on climate justice that also provides for financing and space for our transition(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The world cannot solve the climate crisis without India’s active participation. We will need to seek an equitable outcome based on climate justice that also provides for financing and space for our transition(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Indian diplomacy’s climate test, writes Syed Akbaruddin

By Syed Akbaruddin
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:28 PM IST
India has been an overachiever on Paris — but the road ahead is strewn with challenges
The picks for national security and foreign policy posts include former Secretary of State John Kerry.(AP)
The picks for national security and foreign policy posts include former Secretary of State John Kerry.(AP)

Biden set to formally introduce his national security team

Wilmington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Biden’s emerging Cabinet marks a return to a more traditional approach to governing, relying on veteran policymakers with deep expertise and strong relationships in Washington and global capitals.
Democrats were trying to show that their party tolerates differences in ways that the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump does not.(REUTERS)
Democrats were trying to show that their party tolerates differences in ways that the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump does not.(REUTERS)

Five key takeaways from night 2 of Democratic convention

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:52 AM IST
On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, party leaders tried to blend its past with its future.
President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year.(REUTERS)

Greta Thunberg should chill and work on her anger management problem: Donald Trump

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The Swedish teenager has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists after leading weekly school strikes in her country that inspired similar actions in about 100 cities worldwide.
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