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US and China reach major climate agreement ahead of COP28

Kerry dismissed claims that US climate policies and technologies are anti-China

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BEIJING/SINGAPORE: The United States and China have reached climate agreements ahead of the COP28 summit, according to statements from Washington’s climate envoy, John Kerry.

Speaking at a business summit in Singapore, Kerry expressed satisfaction with the outcome of talks held over four days in California with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua.

Polluters finding common goal

The collaboration between the world’s top two carbon emitters is deemed pivotal for achieving a consensus at COP28, the BBC reported.

Kerry dismissed claims that US climate policies and technologies are “anti-China.” Kerry also emphasized the global need for advancements in sustainable technology to overcome the climate crisis.

“We felt that our days of talks were very successful. We did come up with some agreements”, John Kerry told BBC.

China and US are world’s biggest polluters (Graphics: New York Post)

COP28

The COP28 climate summit, scheduled from November 30 to December 12, aims to sustain the commitment made in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The objective is to limit long-term global temperature increases to 1.5°C.

Key discussions at COP28 include establishing a fund for wealthier nations to compensate the most vulnerable countries grappling with climate change.

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