Beijing will honor green goals
China will look to cooperate further with the United States on climate change negotiations and press ahead with its own green goals despite the US decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement earlier this year, a top official said.
Speaking ahead of the key United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, in November, Xie Zhenhua, the country’s chief negotiator on the Paris climate accord, said China will always remain committed to fulfilling its climate pledges and is keen to push the Paris pact with other parties, including the US.
“China hopes to strengthen cooperation with the US on developing clean energy, carbon capture technologies and other issues. Our cooperation with the US at the state level has progressed quite well and never stopped,” he said. “We hope the US will come back to the big family of the Paris agreement and tackle climate challenges with other parties.’’