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Experts on Thursday cautiously welcomed a joint pact by China and the United States to accelerate climate action this decade as COP26 negotiations neared their end with no clear plan to limit heating to 1.5°C. The surprise statement, unveiled late Wednesday by envoys John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, said the world’s two biggest emitters “recognize the gravity and urgency of the climate crisis.”
In the landmark 2015 agreement, countries pledged to limit heating to “well below” two degrees Celsius and work towards a safer limit of 1.5°C through sweeping emissions cuts.
Originally published as US-China pact, welcomed during climate talks