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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry Meets with PRC Premier Li Qiang
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July 19, 2023

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry Meets with PRC Premier Li Qiang

MEDIA NOTE

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON

JULY 18, 2023

 

Today U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with PRC Premier Li Qiang as part of ongoing efforts to maintain open channels of communication across the full range of issues. He noted the urgent need for China to decarbonize the power sector, cut methane emissions, and reduce deforestation. Secretary Kerry also emphasized U.S. efforts to keep 1.5 degrees within reach, while underscoring how important it is for the PRC to take additional steps to enhance its climate ambition in order to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

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