US regains global role at COP26 but it makes little impact at home

Climate protesters last weekend in New York.
Climate protesters last weekend in New York.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - It was renewed US leadership at the United Nations climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow that raised ambition to tackle the climate crisis, the White House says in its official fact sheet on the conference.

Certainly, climate envoy John Kerry brought an energy and direction to the conference, observers say, reminiscent of his one-time boss, former president Barack Obama.

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