The US and China have pledged to work together to quickly address climate change despite widespread conflicts over Beijing’s pressures on Taiwan and the South China Sea and human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, the world’s largest economic agents, have pledged to work together to “address climate change”, to commit to “real action in the 2020s” to reduce emissions in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
“All these countries remember the progress they have made in developing, establishing, signing, and establishing the Paris agreement through their leadership and cooperation,” he said in a statement.
The pledge, which follows two days of conventions in Shanghai, is a sign that climate change may be a small place to work together. broken relationship.
US President Joe Biden’s season plan has already taken off it went too far From his predecessor Donald Trump, and to bring the United States back to Paris an agreement before the establishment of the new 2030 era.
However, on his way to meetings between Kerry and Xie in Shanghai, environmentalists said the agreement between the US and China on climate change was uncertain.
Li Shuo, an energy worker at Greenpeace in Beijing, said the US-China statement, followed by “difficult negotiations” and came “in the midst of major political crisis”. But it should increase the spread of climate change around the world.
“It is very important for the whole world to realize that at least in terms of climate change the G2 is also intertwined,” Li said.
He added: “We all know what would happen if these countries agreed on this issue because we have all seen this at the end of the Paris conference.”
Kerry’s trip to China was the culmination of an American summit this week, which was cited as a preview of the new Biden climate, as well as in Beijing. he wants to be seen as a leader in international negotiations.
In his remarks, the nations have committed themselves to unite in various ways. These include the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris agreement, and the COP26 climate change conference being held in Glasgow in November.
“The United States and China will continue to negotiate, on the way to COP 26 and beyond, real action by 2020 to reduce the air pollution that has led to the Paris agreement,” Kerry and Xie said.
Edgare Kerkwijk, board member of the Asia Wind Energy Association, said that while the US-China statement “only provides a great deal of commitment” and lacks experience, its commitment to support global change from oil.
Kerkwijk said: “We can find a climate-friendly agreement at a climate change conference in Glasgow,” he added: “It will be very difficult for small economies to participate in energy transformation.”
The meetings stemmed from escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing while Joe Biden’s supervisors are based in China.
It has been forced modern companies and links to Chinese military.
In the file of recently China’s ambassador to the US capital on Saturday criticized remarks made by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Biden against the frequency of military incidents near Taiwan and in the South China Sea.