On April 22, the US Leaders Climate Summit was held in video format. At the invitation of US President Biden, President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote address via video conference at the summit in Beijing.
The summit is the first meeting between Chinese and US leaders since Biden became US president. It is an international high-level meeting chaired by the United States and attended by Chinese leaders. An American scholar said: “This is undoubtedly a good starting point for improving relations between the two countries.”
In his address to the crowd, Xi Jinping pointed out that the United States welcomes many countries back to the climate governance process. China and the United States have released a “joint statement to respond to the climate crisis.” China looks forward to working with the international community, including the United States, to improve global environmental governance.
“In the face of unprecedented difficulties in global environmental management, the international community must take unprecedented ambitions and actions, take bold responsibility and work together to create a community of human and natural life,” President Xi Jinping told the summit.
China also noted that it would take less time than other developed countries to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality. China has previously set a target of reaching its peak of carbon emissions by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2060.