October 25, Kathmandu. China and the United States have agreed to work together to combat climate change. On Wednesday, China and the United States 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 reported that China and the United States have agreed to increase cooperation in this regard.
According to reports, the two countries have agreed to reduce methane emissions, conserve forests and avoid using coal.
China and the United States have also agreed to double the steps taken to combat climate change, along with “concrete action.” The two countries also agreed to “increase climate-related activities in the 2020s” with the Paris Agreement Directive (2015) and new emissions reduction targets set for 2025.
Similarly, the agreement reached between the two countries appeals to regulate the campaign against carbon reduction, methane emissions reduction and deforestation in a concrete and practical way.
“Both sides have recognized the difference between the existing efforts and the goals of the Paris Agreement,” Chinese Ambassador to Climate Change Xi Zhenghua said in a statement announcing the agreement on Wednesday.
US envoy for climate change John Kerry says an agreement with China would 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 largest emitters of carbon. These two countries account for about 40 percent of total carbon emissions.