Share this Story: Al Gore: China May Surprise the World At Climate Negotiations in Glasgow

In an interview aired Monday on Reuters Impact, Gore also said China could surprise the world by advancing one or both of its goals for peak emissions and carbon neutrality.

Going back to the video, Gore said friction between China and the U.S., the nation’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters, must be taken into consideration.

Xi announced last month that China will discontinue construction of new coal-fired power plants overseas this year, following similar pledges by Japan and South Korea.

Al Gore: China Could Surprise the World at Climate Negotiations in Glasgow

Increasing funding might help reach the global goal of $100 billion a year by 2020 set more than a decade ago, to help countries at risk of climate change – a deadline that has come and gone without its implementation.

“Absolutely false information” Gore said he believed Xi could be driving forward one or both of the climate goals he set at last year’s United Nations General Assembly, with China reaching peak emission levels before 2030 and becoming carbon neutral before 2060.

Gore also expressed hope About recent action from business groups like the $43 trillion Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which has participated in a push to limit greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050.

Paramount leader

In modern Chinese politics, the paramount leader or supreme leader of the Chinese Communist Party , (wikipedia)

Al Gore

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under president Bill Clinton. (wikipedia)

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Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012, (wikipedia)

John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is an American politician and diplomat, currently serving as the first United States special presidential envoy for climate. (wikipedia)