The United States and China have agreed to take measures in the short term to further resolve the climate crisis.
Following a meeting in Shanghai between the US President's special climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua, the parties expressed their readiness to work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. This is stated in a joint statement published on the website of the US State Department on Saturday, April 17.
вЂњThe United States and China are firmly committed to working together and cooperating with other parties to implement the Paris Agreement,вЂќ the document says.
According to the statement, the authorities of the two countries intend to develop their own strategies for achieving zero emissions to the environment by the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held in Glasgow in November.
вЂњThe United States and China will take measures in the short term to further resolve the climate crisis. The parties intend to develop their long-term strategies aimed at achieving zero emissions to the environment by the conference in Glasgow,вЂќ the statement said.
It is also noted that the parties agreed to maintain the level of temperature increase on the planet at below 2 degrees and strive to limit this indicator to 1.5 degrees.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, to a virtual climate summit organized by Washington on April 22-23.