First Thing: US committed to fixing climate crisis despite fossil fuel growth, John Kerry says

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Outgoing climate chief ‘not ready’ to give up on 1.5C goal. Plus, Nikki Haley wins her first Republican primary in Washington DC

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Despite being the world’s largest oil and gas producer, the US continues to be a force for good in dealing with the climate emergency, John Kerry has argued.

Will the US meet its climate goals? Kerry said the US was on track to more than halve emissions by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, thanks to Joe Biden’s climate legislation, which had scaled up renewable energy capacity.

What’s the latest on the ceasefire? A Hamas delegation was in Cairo on Sunday for ceasefire talks after it appeared that Israel had provisionally accepted a six-week deal. Egyptian media has reported that there has been “significant progress in the negotiations”.

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