China and US agree to cooperate more on climate change

25 October, Kathmandu. China and the US have agreed to work together to tackle climate change. On Wednesday, China and the US announced an agreement to increase cooperation against climate change.

In a joint statement issued at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Al Jazeera said China and the United States have agreed to enhance cooperation in this regard.

According to reports, both the countries have agreed to reduce methane emissions, conserve forests and avoid the use of coal.

China and the United States have also agreed to double down on the steps taken to combat climate change, with “concrete action”. The two countries also agreed to “enhance climate-related activities in 2020” with the Paris Agreement directive (2015) and new emissions reduction targets set for 2025.

Similarly, the agreement between the two countries calls for concrete and practical regulation of the campaign against carbon reduction, methane emissions and deforestation.

“Both sides recognize the gap between current efforts and the goals of the Paris Agreement,” Xi Zhenghua, China’s ambassador for climate change, said in a statement announcing the agreement on Wednesday.

US envoy for climate change John Kerry says a deal with China will make the UN summit on climate change a success.

“We are committed to the success of COP-26,” Kerry said.

China and the United States are the world’s biggest carbon emitters. These two countries account for about 40 percent of the total carbon pollution.

Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar