10/17/2021

EU says China, EU must show joint leadership on climate as U.S. pulls back

China and the European Union need to show joint leadership on climate change and cannot expect the “same leadership” from the new administration in the United States, European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said in Beijing on Thursday.

Canete, speaking to reporters after meeting Chinese officials, expressed regret that the United States was rolling back climate policies, but said China and Europe remained committed to “driving forward” the global battle against climate change.

“We are not going to backslide even if the United States at the moment…is backsliding from its previous commitments,” he said.

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