US is “hopeful” that it can work with China on climate, says Kerry – Money Times

“None of the other issues we have with China will be held hostage or involved in an exchange for what we need to do about the climate,” said United States Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry (Image: REUTERS / Joshua Roberts)

The special envoy of USA for climate, John Kerry, said the country is hopeful that it can work with China to combat climate change, despite old disagreements that affected bilateral relations between the two nations.

“Our hope is that we will be able to deal with China, yes,” Kerry told reporters during a visit to the US capital. United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, this Saturday.

“President Biden made it clear and I made it clear: none of the other issues we have with China – and they do exist – will be held hostage or involved in an exchange for what we need to do about the climate.”

Relations between China and the USA have been strained in recent years by divergences in trade, China’s treatment of the Uighur minority and also over Chinese actions on Taiwan and China. Hong Kong.

China has promised to become carbon neutral by 2060, and the government of the American president, Joe Biden, is expected to announce a new goal to reduce emissions at a global climate summit on April 22.

Kerry will attend climate meetings for the Middle East and the north of Africa based in Abu Dhabi this Sunday.

The United Arab Emirates said the dialogue would focus on national and regional preparations before the climate summit in United Nations Organization in Glasgow next November.

Kerry said countries would discuss how to reduce dependence on coal and also how to “increase ambitions” about climate change ahead of the November conference.

“I think the next generations are screaming to keep our promise,” he added.

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