Many countries see the U.S. as "the bad guy" in the climate negotiations, but during the discussion Bay Fang said that several actions are implemented without the world sees it. According to the International Energy Council (IEA), the U.S. has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 7.7 per cent since 2005 and the U.S. seems to be on track to meet its pledged target of reducing emissions by 17 percent by 2020.
Bay Fang gave several examples of measures that have been implemented and also hailed the close cooperation between Sweden and the U.S regarding the implementation of low-carbon technologies.
Asked if the United States is planning to engage in bilateral negotiations outside the UN system, for example with China, Bay Fang underlined that the U.S. does not exclude anyone, and of course continues the discussion within the UN system.
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