China and the United States, the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, will make a joint statement at the COP26 climate summit later on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Chinese delegation said.
The statement was expected at 1800 GMT on the “China-US Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s”, the Chinese delegation said.
Britain hosted the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, which aims to secure its net zero CO2 emissions commitments and keep the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature increase within reach to curb the impact of global warming.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend the United Nations meeting in person. Instead, he issued a written statement last week at the opening portion of the summit, where leaders usually deliver speeches.
In it, he made no additional commitments, but urged countries to honor their promises and “strengthen mutual trust and cooperation”.
Xi pledged at the UN General Assembly in September that China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
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