US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agree to continue their cooperation in the fight against climate change. Both countries have committed to measures that go beyond the conventions of this year’s climate conference in Egypt.
US and China to work together to fight climate change
The United States and China are not only the two largest economies in the world, but also the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases. At the G20 summit in Indonesia, their presidents agreed to step up cooperation on the climate agenda. The tensions between the two countries, which escalated after the visit to Taiwan by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, have partially eased.
Major powers should invest more in green energy
The United States is expected to present its plan for energy transition, particularly in the area of phasing out coal in favour of clean energy sources. China is also expected to step up investment in green energy, analysts estimate. They are positive about the major powers sticking to their goal of preventing the planet from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of this century compared to the pre-industrial era.