Joint step from the USA and China for "combating climate change"

Joint step from the USA and China for “combating climate change”

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, the US and China’s special representatives to combat climate change, made a joint statement on behalf of their governments after their two-day meeting in Shanghai, China.

Confronting human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Hong Kong recently, the two countries gave a message of cooperation in the fight against climate change.

In the joint statement made after the talks between Kerry and Zhenhua, it was emphasized that the USA and China should cooperate more actively in the fight against climate change. In the statement, it was stated that the implementation of the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement is an indispensable issue in combating climate change and that both countries will be sensitive on this issue.

In the statement, which also touched on the importance of the Climate Change Leaders Summit to be held on April 22-23 and the Climate Change Conference to be held in November, it was underlined that both countries should fulfill their respective responsibilities in reducing global carbon emissions.

Former US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the Paris Climate Agreement, but the Joe Biden administration, who took office on January 20, returned the US to the agreement.


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