This should help the supply chain crisis and impending food shortages.
Joe Biden’s Climate Czar John Kerry said the US needs to transition to “green shipping.”
Kerry made the remarks on Tuesday at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
“The environment and climate don’t suddenly stop because of an invasion. Lives are at stake, and our ocean touches every single aspect of our lives, from the air we breathe to the food we eat,” Kerry said referencing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“The ocean is a source of climate solutions and they can help keep the 1.5 degrees target alive,” Kerry said. “We need to spur the transition to green shipping. If shipping were a nation, shipping would be the eighth largest emitter in the world.”
Kerry targeted Japan’s fishing industry: “We must stop the practice of reckless, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. We have zero prayer of achieving SDG 14 as long as entire fleets of vessels continue to operate with impunity. One country alone has thousands of vessels knowingly fishing illegally.”
Kerry continued, “All of us have seen the pictures of conglomerated garbage in the Pacific Ocean, and yet the problem is only increasing. Human beings actually ingest microplastics at the level of about one credit card per week without knowing it on a global basis. The UN mandate that was just decided and UNEA-5.2 to launch multilateral negotiations on global and legally binding agreement is more than welcome. It must translate into plastic reduction.”
John Kerry is the perfect person to be in charge of reducing carbon emissions since he owns several mansions, a mega yacht and flies in private jets.