World leaders during a climate change virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AFP World leaders during a climate change virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AFP
World leaders during a climate change virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Global climate summit: US sets emissions target for 2030; China offers no new commitments

  • Biden pledges that the US would cut greenhouse gas emissions in half from 2005 levels by 2030
  • India and China do not offer new commitments, but Xi Jinping pledges to ‘strictly control’ coal-fired power plants

Topic |   US-China relations
World leaders during a climate change virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AFP World leaders during a climate change virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AFP
World leaders during a climate change virtual summit on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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