For attribution to a State Department spokesperson:
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met virtually today from Tianjin, China with People’s Republic of China Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi to discuss bilateral and multilateral efforts to address the climate crisis. Secretary Kerry underscored the importance of U.S.-China cooperation to reduce global emissions and raise global climate ambition. He also emphasized the findings of the recent IPCC climate report and the importance of decisive climate action that will allow the world to move forward faster together and avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.
Secretary Kerry is on travel to Tianjin, China to continue discussions following meetings in April in Shanghai, China on key aspects of the climate crisis, as outlined in the U.S.-China Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Crisis. Additional information on Secretary Kerry’s travel is available in this Media Note.