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  • Writer's pictureGustavo 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.



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