China And the United States Committed to Climate Cooperation
The United States and China issued a joint statement on the evening of April 17, confirming that the two countries are committed to cooperating on climate issues. The two countries agreed to cooperate in multilateral processes including the Paris Agreement.
On April 17, the United States and China issued a joint statement on the evening of April 17, confirming that the two countries are committed to cooperating on climate issues. The two countries agreed to cooperate in multilateral processes including the Paris Agreement.
Kerry said earlier in April that he was “unsure but hopeful” that China is willing to cooperate with other countries to achieve carbon emissions targets.
Kerry said at the time: “China is a very important participant in this regard. We hope that China will come to the negotiating table and play a leading role.”
Kerry also said that President Biden acknowledged that China and the United States have differences of opinion on the issue of climate change, but this “does not mean that we should ignore the crisis facing everyone that requires us to all respond.”
In the future, the two countries agree to continue discussing specific emission reduction actions in the 2020s, including policies, measures and technologies for decarbonization in the industrial and power sectors, increasing deployment of renewable energy, green and climate resilient agriculture, and energy-efficient buildings.
According to a report on the website of “Nihon Keizai Shimbun” on April 18, after the US President’s special envoy on climate issues Kerry visited China, the two countries announced that they would work with other countries to resolve the climate crisis, and agreed to continue to implement specific measures to “decarbonize” discuss.
According to the report, although the contradictions between China and the United States in terms of security and human rights have developed to the point of a “new cold war”, they have finally found areas for cooperation in climate change.
Click the link for the statement/https://www.state.gov/u-s-china-joint-statement-addressing-the-climate-crisis/