Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the US and China to “ensure all kinds of problems between the superpowers do not undermine cooperation” in the fight against climate change by going ahead with next month’s United Nations Climate Conference (COP26).

The links between the world’s two largest economies hang over the origins of COVID-19, at their lowest point in decades, on matters from human rights to transparency.

President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping talked about climate change in a phone call on Thursday.

Xi said breakthroughs on climate change could still be achieved had “core concerns” on both sides been respected.

The COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, is seen as a crucial opportunity to reach more ambitious country-specific commitments to achieve a net carbon emission of zero by 2050 and hold global warming to well below 2 degrees C (2 degrees F) this century.

United Nations

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, (wikipedia)

2021 United Nations Secretary-General selection

A United Nations Secretary-General selection was held in June 2021 to choose the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Incumbent Antonio Guterres was the only official candidate for the position. (wikipedia)

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012, (wikipedia)

China women’s national volleyball team

The China women’s national volleyball team represents the People’s Republic of China in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches governed by Chinese Volleyball Association. (wikipedia)

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