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Climate Change

China and US agree on need for stronger climate action commitments

China and the U.S. also agreed to discuss specific emission reduction actions including energy storage, carbon capture and hydrogen.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- China and the United States agree that stronger pledges to fight climate change should be introduced before a new round of international talks at the end of the year, the two countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.

The statement came after a meeting between Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, in Shanghai on Thursday and Friday, China's environment ministry said.

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