What will it take to get the world’s major economies off fossil fuels? In late 2019, former US senator and secretary of state John Kerry, declared a World War Zero on carbon pollution.
“It’s really putting the nation on a war footing to avoid the next pandemic which will be exacerbated by the climate crisis, and the way to get ahead of it is to prepare and make the decisions now,” says Kerry. “The long-term energy future of America is not going to be written in fossil fuels”
Can the world’s major emitters decarbonize at the rate needed without throwing their economies over a cliff? With post-COVID economic recovery plans taking precedence, will the transition to a clean economy be pushed to the back burner?
John Kerry, Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State
Justin Wu, Head of Asia-Pacific, Bloomberg NEF
David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director of Vehicles & E-mobility, Transport & Environment
Lisa Fischer, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
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