Xi Jinping to attend Joe Biden's climate summit

Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030: Report

Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030: Report

Climate change has been a major area of focus for Biden.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in US President Joe Biden's climate summit being organised virtually on Thursday and Friday in which several world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will participate.

The White House in a newly released fact sheet said Biden's proposal will "create millions of good-paying, union jobs, ensure economic competitiveness, advance environmental justice, and improve the health and security of communities across America".

President Biden and Vice President Harris will open the inaugural session of the Summit.

Last week, United States climate envoy John Kerry travelled to Shanghai to meet with his Chinese counterpart in the first high-level visit to China by a Biden administration official.

The summit will also mark a resumption of dialogue on US climate policy that came to a virtual standstill under President Donald Trump who withdrew the country from the Paris Agreement, a legally binding worldwide treaty on climate change that was adopted by almost every nation at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

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The US and China are the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

The talks also marked a resumption of climate dialogue halted during the Donald Trump administration, who withdrew from the Paris agreement.

In order to achieve Biden's climate goals, the administration has suggested cutting energy costs and emissions through building upgrades, expanding rail lines and bike lanes, and improving soil to assist agricultural communities and lower carbon emissions.

The Washington Post was the first to report the USA target.

Following the talks between Kerry and Xie, Beijing and Washington said they agreed to take enhanced actions to strengthen the implementation of the Paris agreement, sidestepping their disputes including over China's alleged human rights abuses. In an apparent veiled remark against the United States last week, Xi said no nation should "arrogantly instruct others and interfere".

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