The Biden Administration has now cut a historic climate change deal with Communist China.
According to a joint statement released by the US State Department and Communist China’s ‘Ministry of Ecology and Environment’ both countries are ‘committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries’ in attempting to stop climate change.
As The Hill reports:
The agreement comes ahead of President Biden’s Leader Summit on Climate this week to address the subject and was reached through two days of talks between U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry and Chinese special climate envoy Xie Zhenhua.
On the road to cutting emissions, the U.S. and China will be “enhancing their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral processes, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement,” the statement reads.
Going forward, both will finance the transition of the respective countries to low-carbon, renewable energy, enact policies to decarbonize the power industry, and deploy low-carbon, energy-efficient infrastructure and transportation, among other measures.
China is the world’s largest carbon-emitter, closing followed by the U.S. The U.S. had left the Paris climate agreement under President Trump, however, Biden reentered the agreement with an executive order on his first day in office.