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  • Brussels and be delighted beer and my friend Franz Timmermans, and to meet with the College of Commissioners today.

  • President Biden has made it clear that this is one of the most important issues that his administration intends to deal with, and he has made it an all of government effort.

  • So as I come here to renew conversations with our friends in Europe over our cooperation on climate, which was extraordinary as we lead up to Paris, it will have to even be stronger.

  • Now we face an extraordinary crisis because the science is screaming at us.

  • The evidence grows by the year last year again, hottest year in history and you go back and trace them all many other indicators.

  • So this is a crisis, the climate crisis.

  • But it's also a moment of the greatest opportunity that we've had since perhaps the industrial revolution to build.

  • Better to renew ourselves and our economies, which is an extraordinary ah, moment economically, where there will be new products, new technologies, whether it's carbon capture or battery storage or hydrogen fuel, run the list.

  • Those are the solutions to the crisis that we face, and we have no better partners than our friends here in Europe and the EU.

  • It is important for us to align ourselves now, which is what we will discuss today.

  • Because no one country can resolve this crisis, it will take every country and it will be more than governments.

  • It will take the civic Society of our state's unities our nations, and it will take the private sector.

  • Importantly, there are trillions of dollars or euros or whatever the currency that will be required.

  • But every single economic analysis makes it clear it is more expensive for our citizens not to respond and do what we need to do than it is to do it.

  • So common sense dictates.

  • This is the moment Glasgow is the last best opportunity that we have that best hope that the world will come together and build on Paris.

  • Paris does not alone get the job done.

  • If all of us did what's in Paris, we still see a warming 3.7 degrees or more, and we're not doing all that we set out to do in Paris.

  • So this is the moment for countries, common sense governments, people to come together and get the job done we can do it.

  • We have many of the technologies today, and many, many countries are working.

  • Companies are working very hard to develop the technologies we know we need.

  • This can be done.

  • But the scientists tell us this decade 2022 2030 must be the decade of action.

  • And that's why President Biden is hosting a summit in April to bring countries together to help raise ambition.

  • And that is something we will have to do from now until we meet in Glasgow.

  • So I thank France for his generous welcome.

  • His invitation to come here.

  • And I look forward to working with him and many, many others over the course of the next eight months, which are just absolutely essential for all of us.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Let's go and see.

  • President.

  • Yeah?

Brussels and be delighted beer and my friend Franz Timmermans, and to meet with the College of Commissioners today.

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LIVE: John Kerry and the EU's Frans Timmermans speak on this year's U.N. climate change summit

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