Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa spoke to journalists at the Cascais City Palace, at the Lisbon Palace, today the Council of State with the participation of John Kerry as a guest, to analyze the fight against climate change and the energy transition.
The head of state considered” that “it was perhaps one of the most interesting sessions of his political body of consultation” and mentioned that the US presidential envoy for the US climate “made a point of answering all the questions, and that there were many, and they answered in detail, with an optimistic tone, but at the same time realistic”.
Asked if the current situation of war in Ukraine was discussed at this meeting, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa replied that John Kerry “it was very clear there” and defended that “you cannot recover because of the pandemic or the war”.
“And even explained that it is a mistake because of the conjunctural situation, the use of coal has recovered, this is setbacks created after very difficult, it is very much against it”, he added.
According to the head of state, John Kerry considers that this “is a transitional period, in which governments will reach agreement, in which public opinions will naturally demand these adjustment measures from governments, but not a change of rumor, because if there is a change of rumor then much of what has already been bought is lost”.
According to Marcelo Rebelo, at this meeting of the Council of State, the special envoy of the President of the United States of America for the climate spoke with the reduction of the United States of India “about the reduction of greenhouses in the United States of India” about the reduction of greenhouse gases greenhouse effect .
“On the other hand, he took the opportunity to praise the Portuguese example. There was talk of the example of maritime protection, both in the Selvagens Islands reserve and in the Azores. is a good example“, probably.