China’s President Xi Jinping did not make any new climate pledges during the Earth Day Summit. Chinese officials say climate change must not be used as a geopolitical tool Photo: EPA-EFE China’s President Xi Jinping did not make any new climate pledges during the Earth Day Summit. Chinese officials say climate change must not be used as a geopolitical tool Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s President Xi Jinping did not make any new climate pledges during the Earth Day Summit. Chinese officials say climate change must not be used as a geopolitical tool Photo: EPA-EFE

China and the US: united on climate action but divided on responsibility

  • China is at a different development stage than the US and Europe but remains committed to its climate-related goals, says Beijing’s special envoy
  • Xi Jinping says nations must be consistent and ‘credible’ by not changing their climate policies

Topic |   Climate change diplomacy
China’s President Xi Jinping did not make any new climate pledges during the Earth Day Summit. Chinese officials say climate change must not be used as a geopolitical tool Photo: EPA-EFE China’s President Xi Jinping did not make any new climate pledges during the Earth Day Summit. Chinese officials say climate change must not be used as a geopolitical tool Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s President Xi Jinping did not make any new climate pledges during the Earth Day Summit. Chinese officials say climate change must not be used as a geopolitical tool Photo: EPA-EFE
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