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Biden, Xi push for US-China climate statement

GLASGOW — The surprise announcement that the US and China would team up to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy came after both President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping encouraged their delegates to find common ground ahead of a virtual summit, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

The announcement came as the global COP26 climate conference entered its final days, with delegates eager to show progress in the fight against global warming. Many see commitments from Mr. Biden and Mr. Xi, leaders of the world’s two largest economies and largest emitters of greenhouse gases, as necessary to get other countries to agree to common and more aggressive goals in reaching agreements.