John Kerry: US ‘hopeful’ it can work with China to tackle climate change – Times of India

DUBAI: US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry stated the United States was hopeful it might work with China to tackle climate change, regardless of longstanding disagreements which have affected the bilateral relationship.
“Our hope is that we’re going to be able to deal with yes, China,” Kerry instructed reporters throughout a go to to the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi on Saturday. “President Biden has made it clear and I’ve made it clear: none of the other issues we have with China — and there are issues — is held hostage to or is engaged in a trade for what we need to do on climate.”
Sino-US relations have been strained in recent times by disagreements about commerce, China’s therapy of its Uighur minority, in addition to China’s actions in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
China has pledged to turn out to be carbon impartial by 2060 whereas US President Joe Biden‘s administration is predicted to announce a brand new goal for lowering emissions at a world climate summit on April 22.
Kerry will participate in a climate dialogue for the Middle East and North Africa hosted by Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The UAE stated the dialogue would deal with nationwide and regional preparations forward of a United Nations climate summit to be held in Glasgow in November.
Kerry stated the nations would talk about how to scale back a reliance on coal, in addition to how to “raise ambitions” on climate change forward of November’s convention.
“I think the next generations are screaming at us to fulfill our promise,” he added.

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