On Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Chinese officials met to discuss global climate change. The conference, which was held in Beijing aimed to clarify how to overcome the growing concern for the environment.
According to a U.S.-China joint statement issued about John Kerry’s brief Beijing visit “China and the United States will work together … to collaborate through enhanced policy dialogue, including the sharing of information regarding their respective post-2020 plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions”.
Though it is known that both countries do not see eye to eye on certain issues, these countries can both agree that climate can hurt every aspect of the world. China and the United States are committed to dedicating the time and resources needed to find a resolution to this problem.
For those who aren’t aware, climate change has been over a 2 decade old struggle. In 1997, the first international agreement was made to try to confront global warming. The agreement, which is the first and only international agreement to tackle climate change is known as the Kyoto Protocol. It, however, was not ratified by the United States, and international talks have been abuzz with the need to find a suitable successor to this dated protocol, which would in essence include the United States backing.