watch nowChina's current emissions reduction targets are not as strong as they need to be, U.S. Deputy Secretary for Energy David Turk said Monday.
Climate Action Tracker, an independent scientific review project, currently rates China's climate targets as "highly insufficient," and the U.S.'s as "insufficient."
Another example of a tough question that needed addressing, Turk said, was on Scope 3 emissions — a measurement of direct and indirection emissions.
"Many oil and gas companies, their Scope 3 emissions are 10 times Scope 1 and Scope 2 combined.
watch nowOil and gas companies are currently "making an awful lot of profit," but only 1% of spending globally for clean energy is coming from oil and gas companies, he said.
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