The US and China have both agrees to cooperate on climate change, the two countries said in a shared statement on Sunday.

The statement was created public following a stop by Shanghai by US climate envoy John Kerry.

“The United States and China are devoted to cooperating and with different places to undertake the climate situation, which should be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands,” claimed the record from Kerry and China’s particular envoy for climate modification Xie Zhenhua.

Kerry, the former US secretary of state, was the first formal from Leader Joe Biden’s government to go to China, signalling expectations the two factors can interact on the global concern despite sky-high tensions on numerous different fronts.

The combined statement has shown numerous cooperation techniques involving the United States and China, the world’s top two economies, which together account for almost 50% of the greenhouse gasoline emissions in charge of weather change.

It distressed “improving their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral procedures, such as the United Nations Structure Convention on Climate Modify and the Paris Agreement.”

Biden has made the weather a high priority, turning the page from his predecessor Donald Trump, who’d been tightly arranged with the fossil gas industry.

The US president had rejoined the 2015 Paris accord, which Kerry negotiated when he was assistant of state and committed countries to taking action to keep temperature rises at only two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.


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