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COP26

U.S. and China call for 'action' but make no new pledges at COP26

'This is the decade that will determine' whether world does what is needed, Biden says

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on Nov. 1.   © Kyodo

GLASGOW -- The leaders of the U.S. and China, the world's two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, had strikingly different levels of visibility at the United Nations climate change conference here, but a similar message on one point: the need for action.

The Biden administration is "working overtime to show that our climate commitment is action, not words," the U.S. president told the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), making a personal appearance at the summit.

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