U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met today with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Vice President Han Zheng to discuss concrete action to address the climate crisis. Secretary Kerry underscored that the world cannot solve the climate crisis without the full engagement and commitment of the PRC and the U.S., as the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases. He further stressed that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius requires significant efforts by the PRC to reduce CO2 and non CO2 emissions, such as methane, and to contribute to global efforts to eliminate illegal deforestation.  He also emphasized the need for all nations to accelerate action in this critical decade and ahead of COP28 in Dubai in November.

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