STATEMENT: US and China Agree to Resume Climate Cooperation
SHARM EL SHEIKH (November 14, 2022) - On the sidelines of the G20, US President Joe Biden announced that the United States and China must work together to address transnational challenges, including climate change.
Following is a quote from Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute:
“The global community is breathing a sigh of relief that President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are restarting joint efforts to tackle climate change. There is simply no time left for geopolitical fault lines to tear the United States and China away from the climate negotiation table.
“Of course, coming back to the table is just a precursor for the leadership on climate change that is required from these two super economies. We need exponential progress that can only happen if the world’s top two emitters commit to work together to combat climate change and support decarbonization efforts worldwide.
“We urge United States and China to use the G20 Summit and the UN climate summit in Egypt as platforms to reconfirm their steadfast support for the Glasgow Climate Pact, including limiting global warming to 1.5 C, jointly committing to bolder action to rein in methane emissions and working to address increasingly severe impacts from climate change.”