Beijing, Nov 9 (EFE).- The special envoys of China and the United States for climate and their teams “successfully” concluded a meeting on climate change held in California, the Chinese Ministry of Environment reported today.
Both parties “exchanged opinions widely and deeply” and “agreed to promote bilateral action and cooperation,” said a brief statement published on the institution’s official website.
According to the Ministry, the Chinese and US teams exchanged views on “implementing the spirit of the meeting” held last year in Bali, Indonesia, between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
The meeting, held this Wednesday, was chaired by the special envoys for Climate Affairs of the United States and China, John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, respectively.
Last July, Kerry urged China during an official visit to the Asian giant to decarbonize the electricity sector, cut methane emissions and reduce deforestation.
Washington seeks close cooperation with China in this area, while maintaining pressure on the Asian giant in other aspects, such as reducing coal use and methane emissions.
Precisely this Wednesday, China, the world’s largest emitter of methane, announced that it will strengthen control, information and data transparency to reduce emissions of this greenhouse gas.
Xie’s trip is another sign of the attempted thaw in recent months between Beijing and Washington after a year in which bilateral relations reached one of their lowest points due to issues such as the trade war and US sanctions on companies. Chinese or the Taiwan question.
This rapprochement of recent months between the two powers is expected to lead this month to a meeting between Biden and Xi in San Francisco (USA), on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum summit, although Beijing has not yet confirmed this point.