United States Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry said today Cooperation between the United States and China is important to curb the climate crisis and protect the environment and is independent of the two divisions on human rights.
“Nothing is more important than cooperation between the United States and China on climate,” Kerry said in an interview published in the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Serra” this Saturday.
Carey traveled to Rome on Friday to attend a symposium on current economic, political and moral challenges organized by the Vatican, and during his visit to the Italian capital he met Prime Minister Mario Draghi and several ministers, and this Saturday He was welcomed. By Pope Francis.
Asked if discrepancies in the matter of human rights could prevent this cooperation in the environment with the Asian veteran, Carey relied that this is not so: “I hope (…) there are certainly other important issues.” Are, which I do not want at all. Insults, each one of them is exceptionally important, but we are committed to trying to maintain a different climate path, not including sessions on other issues, “he said.
“Climate is climate, is an issue in itself, we will not give away any human rights or other aspects,” he said, while guaranteeing that China accepts it because it has declared that “one of those areas” will cooperate. With Washington “climate is there.”
Carey quoted that During his visit to Rome, he addressed the issues of digital transformation, ecological transition and the role of Italy in the G20’s rotating chairmanship with the executive and as co-chairman of COP26. (United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021) to be held in Glasgow (United Kingdom) in November. Regarding the Joe Biden administration, Carey said he is studying to lift the ban on vaccine exports and “he wishes it was sooner, now it’s above domestic needs.”
This Saturday Kerry was received by Francisco at the Vatican at the first meeting of George Bergoglio with Biden’s high rank of executive.
Agreement with China
A month ago John Kerry traveled to the Asian continent, thus First visit to China by a senior official in the Biden administration since taking over as the new US President In January, that occurred in the context of strong tensions between Beijing and Washington.
The conversation was going on behind closed doors. Washington aimed to create a virtual summit on climate, which was held on April 22 and 23, at the initiative of the US president.Who reached the White House and joined the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.
Despite tensions between China and the United States – the status of trade, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Uygar Muslims – Beijing’s involvement was crucial to the success of the climate initiative.
“We cannot solve this climate crisis without China coming to the negotiating table“Carey accepted on television network Cnn. “We hope China will join us.”
President Xi Jinping promised last year that his country, the world’s largest polluter, It will commit to reducing its pollution emissions by 2030.
Tensions between China and the United States increased significantly during the tenure of former US President Donald Trump, who prioritized strengthening ties with Taiwan, including arms sales, despite the fact that in 1979, Washington favored the People’s Republic Severed ties with Taipei.
(With information from EFE)