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World USA and China Together against climate change

09:55  18 april  2021
09:55  18 april  2021 Source:   dw.com

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Der US-Klimabeauftragte John Kerry trifft in einer Videokonferenz auf den chinesischen Vize-Premier Han Zheng © Zhang Ling / Xinhua / AP / Picture Alliance The US Climate Deputy John Kerry meets in a video conference on the Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng

China and the USA agree that before the next international climate conference at the end of the year in Glasgow Commitment to combat climate change should be strengthened. This was announced by the Chinese Ministry of the Environment after a meeting between the Chinese Climatic Approach Xie Zhenhua and its US colleague John Kerry in Shanghai on Thursday and Friday.

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Strict Safety Precautions

"The United States and China undertake to cooperate with each other and with other countries to cope with the climate crisis," says in the Joint Declaration. The two countries would continue the dialogue on concrete measures to reduce emissions in the 2020s to comply with the temperature limit for global warming set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. The US and China, the two largest economies in the world, are responsible for nearly half of the world's newly expelled greenhouse gases.

Morgendlicher Berufsverkehr und Luftverschmutzung in der chinesischen Metropole Beijing © Picture-Alliance / DPA / A. Bradshaw Morning career transport and air pollution in the Chinese metropolis Beijing

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virtual climate summit next week

The journey of the former Foreign Minister Kerry also served the preparation of a virtual climate mandrel organized by the USA on the 22nd and 23rd of April, to which China's head of state Xi Jinping is invited.

biders has made the fight against global warming to one of his main concerns. His predecessor Donald Trump had led the US from the Parisian Climate Protection Agreement of 2015 and the United States thus made an outsider with the climate policy international. Biden returned immediately to the agreement after his term of office in January.

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