Gustavo Bernal Torres
COP26: China And US Agree To Boost Climate Co-Operation
In a surprise announcement, the US and China pledged to boost climate co-operation over the next decade.
Steps were agreed on a range of issues, including: methane emissions, the transition to clean energy, and de-carbonisation.
The joint declaration says both sides will "recall their firm commitment to work together" to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
As the world's two biggest CO2 emitters, an agreement between the US and China to is seen as critical in keeping the 1.5C temperature rise threshold within reach.