The statements were made during a meeting this afternoon at COP26


John Kerry and Ignacio Galán emphasise the critical role that business plays in achieving climate goals

  • In a meeting with Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, John Kerry highlighted the company's contribution in the United States

Former Secretary of State and current US Special Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, and Ignacio Galán today paid tribute to the important role the private sector plays in helping countries achieve their climate and decarbonisation goals.

Kerry met today in Glasgow as part of COP 26 with executives from major companies that have contributed greatly to the United States in this regard, including the head of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán.

Iberdrola, a leader in the development of offshore wind energy and the third largest player in onshore wind energy, is contributing to this green transition.

Participants at the meeting agreed that private enterprises should set ambitious goals and work hard to accomplish them, as Iberdrola has done as part of the Europe 2030 plans by becoming the company with the lowest emissions among the world's largest utilities.

Companies should build cross-sector coalitions to enable a rapid transition, as Iberdrola has done with other companies.

At the most recent climate summit in Madrid, Iberdrola's CEO and John Kerry were able to discuss the global goals that businesses should pursue in regard to climate change, as well as the private sector's role in accelerating the decarbonisation of the economy.

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