John Kerry: The Global Dynamics Of Decarbonization

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 7.5% in 2020 — exactly the rate needed globally to meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. Can other major economies like China and Europe make plans to decarbonize at the same rate without throwing their economies over a cliff? What happens when the world’s top clean energy exporters are also the top greenhouse gas emitters? With post-COVID economic recovery plans taking precedence, will the transition to a clean economy be pushed to the back burner? Visit for more information on today's episode. Guests (in order of appearance): 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 This program was recorded between April 21 and June 26, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One