U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Virtual Meeting with People’s Republic of China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi
For attribution to a State Department spokesperson:
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met virtually with People’s Republic of China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss bilateral and multilateral efforts to raise climate ambition and address the global climate crisis. Secretary Kerry affirmed that the United States remains committed to cooperating with the world to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands, and encouraged the PRC to take additional steps to reduce emissions.
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.