You are United State It’s when China We are committed to cooperating in the fight against climate changeThe two countries said in a joint statement on Saturday (17), after a visit to Shanghai by US climate envoy John Kerry.
The statement, signed by Kerry and China’s special envoy on climate change Xie Zhenhua, said the two countries “are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to address the climate crisis with the seriousness and urgency it requires.”
Kerry, the former head of US diplomacy, was the first official in the president’s government Joe Biden To visit China, which raises expectations that the two parties can work together on this global challenge, despite the increasing tensions on other fronts.
The joint memorandum outlined several avenues for cooperation between the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, which together account for nearly half of the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.
In the statement, the authorities stressed the improvement of their respective procedures and cooperation in multilateral processes, including the UNFCCC. United nations On climate change and the Paris Agreement. ”
Biden made fighting climate change a priority, turning the page on his predecessor, Donald Trump, who was closely related to the fossil fuel industry.
The US president reintegrated the country in the 2015 Paris Agreement, which Kerry negotiated while he was Secretary of State, and pledged with nations to take steps to keep temperatures rising at a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above industrial levels.