The United States and China, the world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris Climate Agreement on Saturday.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping officially committed their respective nations to the global climate pact during an early evening ceremony in Hangzhou, China,
The two leaders handed their official documents signifying their countries’ actions to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the ceremony.
The joint actions mark the culmination of one of the most consequential partnerships of the Obama presidency, in which the two biggest emitters in the world have overcome decades of disagreements about global warming to catalyze action on the issue. Read more…More about China, Us China Relations, President Xi Jinping, President Obama, and Paris Climate Summit
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