U.S.-China Glasgow Declaration Is Hopeful Sign that Countries Will Continue Working Together on Climate

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp

November 11, 2021
Jennifer Andreassen Burke, +1-202-572-3387, jandreassen@edf.org

(GLASGOW — Nov. 11, 2021) The United States and China in Glasgow announced yesterday the U.S.-China Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s.

“This declaration is a hopeful sign that the two countries emitting the most greenhouse gases will continue to work together to tackle climate change. Though short on details, the announcement is important because the United States and China must address the climate crisis jointly and alongside other major emitters.

“It’s notable that near-term action, in particular to reduce methane emissions, is explicitly on the agenda of this important bilateral relationship and is moving to specifics. Addressing methane now is the most immediate step any country can take to slow warming in our lifetime. As the recent IPCC science report states, it is critical to reduce methane along with aggressive efforts to decarbonize our economies.”

  • Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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