Kerry challenges oil industry to prove its promised tech rescue for climate-wrecking emissionsMay 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas producers talk up technological breakthroughs they say will soon allow the world to drill and burn fossil fuels without worsening global warming.
Climate envoy Kerry: No rolling back clean energy transitionApril 16, 2023 GMT
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — So much has been invested in clean energy that there can be no rolling back of moves to end carbon emissions, U.S.
US climate envoy Kerry stresses will for Amazon cooperationFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry concluded his second day of meetings with Brazilian government officials Tuesday, conveying his commitment to collaborate on preserving the world's largest tropical rainforest — but without detailing specifics.
Mexico expects US to finance 4 wind power plantsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Wednesday that he expects the U.S. government or U.S. banks to provide interest-free loans to build four wind-power farms in the narrow waist of southern Mexico, an area known as the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
John Kerry tells AP he backs UAE oil chief overseeing COP28January 17, 2023 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry backs the United Arab Emirates' decision to appoint the CEO of a state-run oil company to preside over the upcoming U.N. climate negotiations in Dubai, citing his work on renewable energy projects.
Venezuela’s Maduro enters 2023 seeking global recognitionDecember 15, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was not invited to a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders in June. But by October, he traveled to Egypt for a conference where he joked with French President Emmanuel Macron and shook hands with John Kerry, the U.S.
Kerry: Climate talks should have done more on pollution cutsDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said last month’s international global warming talks didn’t do enough to speed up cuts in emissions of heat-trapping gases.
US envoy Kerry positive for COVID as UN climate talks dragNovember 18, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — John Kerry, the top U.S. envoy at this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said late Friday night, another potential setback for negotiations that were already going into overtime with no result in sight.
The Latest | UN Climate SummitNovember 18, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 at the U.N. climate talks in Egypt, a spokesperson said late Friday.
Kerry is experiencing “mild symptoms” and is fully vaccinated and boosted.
US, China climate envoys meet at COP27 summit in EgyptNovember 15, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart at annual United Nations climate negotiations in Egypt in a further hint of improving relations between the world's top two polluters, seen as vital for substantial progress against global warming.
Mexico ups target for cutting emissions, boosting renewablesNovember 12, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Mexico announced Saturday it's raising its target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and boosting the rollout of renewable energy, though it remains a regional laggard on climate action.
The Latest | UN Climate SummitNovember 11, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on COP27, the United Nations climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Countries’ negotiators and activists praised Biden’s speech but also noticed what was not mentioned: the issue of loss and damage.
US plan to tap businesses for green finance meets resistanceNovember 10, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — When it comes to helping poor nations cope with climate change, the United States government left its wallet at home. So it hopes its friend, big business, can help pick up the tab.
Live updates | UN Climate SummitNovember 8, 2022 GMT
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Kerry: US open to talks on contentious climate financingOctober 25, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry insisted Tuesday the United States was open to seeking middle ground on a controversy that threatens to overtake an upcoming world climate summit: a growing demand from poorer countries that the United States and other richer countries pay compensation as the culprits most responsible for wrecking the Earth's climate.
Biden looks to win over Pacific Island leaders at summitSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting Pacific Island leaders for a two-day summit as the U.S.
Review: Jann Wenner’s memoir looks as his rock, rolling roleSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
“Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir” (Little, Brown)
Jann S. Wenner takes us on a long, strange trip with his accessible and entertaining rock ‘n’ roll memoir.
As the founder, co-editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, Wenner had an unusual back stage pass to the rock ‘n’ roll revolution as he chronicled how the Baby Boomer generation reshaped postwar America.
In book, ex-US prosecutor from NY derides Trump-era meddlingSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a new book, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan for half of Donald Trump’s presidency says he was repeatedly pressured by Justice Department officials to use his office to aid them politically, including by investigating former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry: Despite setbacks at home, US to make climate goalsJuly 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday that setbacks for President Joe Biden's climate efforts at home have “slowed the pace” of some of the commitments from other countries to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuels, but he insisted the U.S.
At Davos, Kerry cites progress on China-US climate groupMay 24, 2022 GMT
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — John Kerry, America's top official on climate change, said Tuesday that the U.S. and China were making progress on putting together a group from both countries to work toward quickly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?May 22, 2022 GMT
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — While the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine will be focuses of the World Economic Forum’s gathering of business and government leaders, so too will climate change.
US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respectsMay 16, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president.
Mexico, US meet amid electrical power disputeApril 1, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican and American officials met Thursday amid disagreements about an electrical power reform that seeks to limit foreign-built renewable energy plants and grant a majority market share to Mexico’s state-owned power utility.
US says $100 billion soon to help poor nations with climateMarch 10, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday he thinks rich countries can finally meet their pledge to provide $100 billion annually to help poor nations cope with climate change beginning this year — and will definitely reach that amount in 2023.
US, Egypt launch group to prepare for COP27 climate summitFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The United States and Egypt launched a joint group Monday to prepare for the U.N. climate change summit in Egypt this year, as a U.S. envoy called for a sharp slash in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
US envoy warns geopolitics risk hurting climate effortsFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Geopolitical tensions, including the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine, could hamper international efforts to curb global warming even as time to tackle the problem is running out, U.S.
Mexico vows to press on with power changes amid US concernsFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to press ahead with changes to the electrical power industry despite U.S. concerns that they could close off markets, choke off competition and possibly violate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact.
Kerry calls for keeping power markets open in MexicoFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called Wednesday for more investment in clean energy and urged Mexico to keep its market “open and competitive" amid tensions over Mexico’s plan to favor its state-owned electricity company and limit private and foreign firms that have invested in renewable power.
US climate envoy John Kerry visits Mexico amid power clashFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is arriving in Mexico for talks Wednesday amid high tensions over Mexico’s plan to favor its state-owned electricity company and limit private and foreign firms that have invested in renewable energy.
Italian minister: Climate talks include fund governanceJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Government officials and diplomats from the world’s most climate-polluting nations are grappling with the issue of how to govern the vast funds being pledged to fight global warming, Italy’s climate minister said Friday.
Kerry warns governments falling short on climate effortsJanuary 27, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top diplomats of the United States and the world's other worst climate-polluting nations talked global warming together Thursday for the first time since November's U.N. summit, with U.S.
No. 2 US climate diplomat leaves after a year under BidenJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's second-ranking climate diplomat is leaving his government job after one year, special U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday.
German leader champions new tack on climate at Davos eventJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called Wednesday for a “paradigm shift” in the way the world approaches climate policy, saying his country would leverage its presidency of the Group of Seven industrial nations this year to push for standards to fight global warming.
COVID, China, climate: Online Davos event tackles big themesJanuary 15, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of world leaders, business executives and other heavyweights to go virtual for the second year in a row, but organizers still hope to catapult the world into thinking about the future with a scaled-down online version this week.
The Latest: EU executive says COP26 agreement a good startNovember 13, 2021 GMT
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow:
BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm says Saturday’s agreement at the U.N.
Kerry rallies global climate push as uncertainty grows in USNovember 7, 2021 GMT
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — John Kerry is everywhere and on the move at a fateful U.N. climate summit.
President Joe Biden’s envoy at the talks in Glasgow, Kerry steams from side talks with U.S.
The Latest: Greta Thunberg calls UN climate talks a failureNovember 5, 2021 GMT
The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow:
GLASGOW, Scotland — Greta Thunberg branded the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow so far “a failure,” accusing leaders of actively creating loopholes in the rules and greenwashing their countries’ emissions.
No arm-twisting: Kerry says corporates back plan to cut CO2November 5, 2021 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — A new project trumpeted by U.S. President Joe Biden in which companies underpin development of low-carbon technologies through their buying power amounts to a “big transformation,” U.S.
Mexican president promises to help US in climate pushOctober 19, 2021 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday to help the U.S. government push for stronger action on climate change.
Speaking at an event with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, López Obrador said that “we are going to support the plan President (Joe) Biden is promoting" ahead of a United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of the month.
The AP Interview: Kerry says world short of climate goalOctober 14, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Crucial U.N. climate talks next month are likely to fall short of the global target for cutting coal, gas and oil emissions, U.S.
US envoy says climate summit can yield ‘enormous progress’October 2, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Saturday he thinks “enormous progress” can be made at the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Scotland but more governments must come up with concrete commitments in the next 30 days.
Advocates fear US weighing climate vs. human rights on ChinaSeptember 18, 2021 GMT
U.S. envoy John Kerry’s diplomatic quest to stave off the worst scenarios of global warming is meeting resistance from China, the world's biggest climate polluter, which is adamant that the United States ease confrontation over other matters if it wants Beijing to speed up its climate efforts.
Analysis: US-China friction complicates progress on climateSeptember 3, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry came to China this week seeking to press the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases to do more in the global effort to hold down the rise in temperature.
US envoy Kerry says China crucial to handling climate crisisSeptember 2, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China needs to expand its efforts to reduce carbon emissions to help hold back the rise in global temperatures, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Thursday.
The State Department said Kerry told Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng in a virtual meeting that there is “no way” for the world to solve the climate crisis without China’s “full engagement and commitment.”
China warns Kerry that bad ties could set back climate talksSeptember 2, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Wednesday that deteriorating U.S.-China relations could undermine cooperation between the two on climate change.
US climate envoy in Japan to push efforts to cut emissionsAugust 31, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met in Tokyo on Tuesday with Japan's top diplomat to push efforts to fight climate change ahead of a United Nations conference in November.
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi highlighted what he said was the importance of getting other major carbon emitters, especially China, to cooperate.
AP Week in Pictures: Europe and AfricaJuly 30, 2021 GMT
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa between July 23 and July 29, 2021.
It was a week in which wildfires raged across Europe and President Joe Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Italy.
Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’July 20, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances that rebuilt Europe after World War II as a model for fighting against climate change.
US-Russia say climate talks a springboard to ease tensionsJuly 12, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed hope on Monday that climate change talks could act as a springboard to help reduce escalating tensions between the two rivals nations.
US climate envoy announces Russia trip at time of tensionJuly 9, 2021 GMT
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry will meet with Russian officials in Moscow next week, making him the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit Russia so far, at a time when the two countries are at odds.
US pledges funding to help Egypt move to solar powerJune 16, 2021 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The United States is planning to increase funding to Egypt to help it convert to solar energy and move away from fossil fuels, U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry said in Cairo on Wednesday.
Biden’s solar ambitions collide with China labor complaintsMay 24, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The Biden administration’s solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry depends on Chinese raw materials that might be produced by forced labor.
A big hurdle is polysilicon, used to make photovoltaic cells for solar panels.
Kerry says US examining carbon border tax, sees risksMay 18, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday that Washington is looking into the possibility of introducing a fee on imports from countries that don't tax heavy polluters, but he cautioned that such a move could carry risks “downstream.”
US climate envoy Kerry meets with pope on climate crisisMay 15, 2021 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, met privately with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope a “compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.”
Kerry: US weighs sanctions on China solar over forced laborMay 12, 2021 GMT
The Biden administration is considering sanctions over China’s alleged use of forced labor in production of solar panels and other components in renewable energy, climate envoy John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday...
U.S.’s John Kerry in China for talks ahead of climate summitApril 15, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China on Thursday ahead of President Joe Biden’s climate summit of world leaders...
Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emittersApril 14, 2021 GMT
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders...
US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in BangladeshApril 9, 2021 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord...
Kerry wants world’s biggest polluters to pledge real changeMarch 10, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry on Wednesday called on the world’s biggest polluters to make “key decisions” in the coming months that would rein in climate change...
Kerry in Brussels to relaunch US-EU cooperation on climateMarch 9, 2021 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry traveled to Brussels on Tuesday to relaunch trans-Atlantic cooperation with European officials in the wake of President Joe Biden's decision to rejoin the global effort to curb climate change...