US, China put aside differences for pledge to work together on climate change

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “US, China put aside differences for pledge to work together on climate change” – below is their description.

    China and the US said they are committed to working together to uphold the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a joint statement issued on April 18, 2021. The agreement was announced after US special climate envoy John Kerry held two days of talks in Shanghai on April 16 with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua. Kerry is the first senior figure from the Biden administration to visit China in a trip seen by many as an opportunity for the world’s top two carbon emitters to demonstrate they can work together on the issue despite their growing rivalry in other areas. The Paris deal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the global rise in temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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