China and US Committed to Paris Climate Agreement

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Beijing and Washington in a joint statement on combating climate change have expressed their commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the State Department said on Saturday, April 17.

The document was adopted following a meeting in Shanghai between US President’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua.

“The United States and China are firmly committed to working together and cooperating with other parties in the implementation of the Paris Agreement,” it was reported.

In addition, the parties agreed to prepare their long-term strategies for achieving zero emissions into the environment for the autumn conference in Glasgow.

On February 19, it became known that the United States has officially returned to an international agreement to limit global warming, known as the Paris Climate Agreement.

American leader Joe Biden signed a decree shortly after his inauguration in January 2021 to return the country to a coalition of governments fighting the climate crisis.

In 2017, his predecessor, Donald Trump, announced that the country was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The agreement was signed in December 2015. It was joined by 195 countries, including Russia. According to the document, states undertake to take measures to prevent an increase in the average temperature on Earth by more than two degrees Celsius by 2100.