facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.S., China agree on need for climate change action

Feb. 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The governments of United States and China said in a joint statement Saturday there's an "urgent need for action" on global climate change.

A statement released by the U.S. State Department in conjunction with the Chinese says the two countries recognize the "overwhelming scientific consensus" that climate change exists and is driven by the increase in burning fossil fuels.

"In light of the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change and its worsening impacts, and the related issue of air pollution from burning fossil fuels, the United States and China recognize the urgent need for action to meet these twin challenges," the statement read. "Both sides reaffirm their commitment to contribute significantly to successful 2015 global efforts to meet this challenge."

The commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes ahead of a bilateral summit between the two nations scheduled for this year.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting
3
Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson
4
Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered
5
New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback