U.S., China Must ‘Cooperate’ Despite Differences to Curb Climate Change, John Kerry Says

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U.S., China Must ‘Cooperate’ Despite Differences to Curb Climate Change, John Kerry Says

John Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy, called on China to work in unison with the U.S. to make urgent reductions to greenhouse gas emissions, pointing to the international alliances that came out of World War II as an example for tackling climate change, the Associated Press reported.China, the United States and India are the top emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, which necessitates that the triad lead the way in slashing emissions if efforts to control climate change are to succeed.Acknowledging the tensions between the U.S. and China, Kerry said that the future of the planet depends on cooperation between the two rival nations. Both must raise their ambitions, he added."It is not a mystery that China and the U.S. have many differences. But on climate, cooperation is the only way to break free from the world's current mutual suicide pact,'' he said. "President Biden and President Xi have both stated unequivocally that each will cooperate on climate despite other consequential differences. America needs China to succeed in slashing emissions. China needs America to do the same.''For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry delivers a policy speech in the Nash