US News: Lead 1-Cop26-USA and China Announce Climate Cooperation Pact

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by Valerie Volcovici, William James and Jake Spring

Glasgow, 10 November (Reuters) - China and the United States, the two main gas emitters to The greenhouse effect of the world, Wednesday announced the conclusion of a cooperation pact in the fight against climate change, including the reduction of methane emissions, the protection of forests and a gradual exit of coal.

This pact was unveiled at COP26, Glasgow in Scotland, by the US emissary for the climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua, who described the Sino-American agreement as a catalyst to make the UNDER CONFERENCE A success.

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Washington considers the fight against climate change as one of the possible areas of cooperation with Beijing, while the two largest global economic powers are opposed to a range of issues.

US President Joe Biden, who came into office last January, brought the United States back into the Paris Agreement on the climate and emphasized its desire to revive global discussions abandoned by its predecessor Donald Trump.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping did not go to Glasgow, transmitting instead of a written statement in which he did not make any new promise but called for "building trust and mutual cooperation".

"Together we post our support for a successful COP26, some of which will promote ambition," said John Kerry. "Every step counts, now, and a long course awaits us," he added at a press conference.

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Xie Zhenhua said that China would strengthen, under the agreement, its objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that it would develop a national plan on methane.

China and USA also want to implement more measures to stop deforestation, added the Chinese representative.

"The two camps will work together and with other parties to ensure a successful COP26 and to promote an ambitious and balanced outcome," he said before the journalists.

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, welcomed the Sino-American agreement. "Fighting the climate crisis requires international collaboration and solidarity, and it is an important step in the right direction," he reacted via Twitter. (Jake Spring Report, Valerie Volcovici and William James; French version Jean Terzian)

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