Kerry (USA): “It is a good negotiation, all parties are uncomfortable”

The United States special envoy on climate change, John Kerry, pointed out this Saturday in the face of the draft agreement that is being approved at the Glasgow summit that “it is a good negotiation, all parties are uncomfortable.”

“Not everyone in public life has to make life and death decisions” and “this potential agreement (…) is a very important step in the right direction,” said the US official.

Before the plenary session where the parties publicly state their views on the latest draft agreement presented by the British presidency of COP26 after two weeks of negotiation, Kerry stressed that “it is time to come together for future generations

“This raises ambition on a global basis, sets standards to measure,” said Kerry, adding that the text on the table is not just a product of the Glasgow negotiation.

“It is not two weeks, it is months, years,” said the American, who called for approval of the text without further amendment, commenting that “the best is the enemy of the good.”

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