U.S. envoy Kerry says climate change measures must be stepped up

John Kerry, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's special presidential envoy for climate appointee, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry said on Thursday measures to tackle climate change needed to be ramped up significantly and achieving net zero global carbon emissions by 2050 would require a radical transformation of the economy.

“Failure at the COP [climate conference] in Glasgow is not an option,” Kerry said at an online event.

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