In a joint assertion launched on Sunday, Washington and Beijing stated the local weather disaster “should be addressed with seriousness and urgency” and agreed to work collectively to “strengthen” the implementation of the Paris Settlement.
“The US and China will proceed to debate, each on the highway to COP 26 and past, concrete actions within the 2020s to cut back emissions geared toward conserving the Paris Settlement-aligned temperature restrict inside attain,” the assertion stated.
The announcement adopted two days of talks between US Particular Presidential Envoy for Local weather John Kerry and China Particular Envoy for Local weather Change Xie Zhenhua in Shanghai on Thursday and Friday.
In an announcement Sunday, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Atmosphere stated the talks between Kerry and Xie had been “candid, in-depth and constructive.”
“Each side acknowledge that local weather change is a severe and pressing risk to the survival and improvement of mankind,” the ministry stated, including that China and the US “will strengthen cooperation, work along with different events to handle the local weather disaster.”
The ministry additionally stated the 2 nations will “additional strengthen exchanges and cooperation in areas resembling strengthening coverage measures, selling inexperienced and low-carbon transitions, and supporting the vitality and low-carbon improvement of creating nations.”