U.S., China Vow To Enhance Climate Cooperation At U.N. Climate Talks

U.S., China Vow To Enhance Climate Cooperation At U.N. Climate Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the agreement between the world's two largest carbon dioxide emitters, calling it "an important step in the right direction."

The United States and China said they recalled their "firm commitment to work together" on climate issues in the declaration. They recognized a "significant gap" remaining between the current efforts to curb emissions and those that needed to achieve the goal of the Paris climate accord.

China also intends to develop a "comprehensive and ambitious" national action plan on methane, aiming to achieve "a significant effect on methane emissions control and reductions in the 2020s," it said.

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