The US president’s special envoy for climate action John Kerry attended China from August 31 until September.

During his April visit to China, Kerry spoke with Xie about the same issues.

The pair will discuss China-US climate co-operation and the UN climate change conference, COP 26, to be held between October 31 and November 12 in Glasgow, Britain, the Department of Environment and the Environment said in a press release Tuesday.

The U.S.-China Joint Declaration on the climate crisis released in April mapped out the possible scope for cooperation by the two countries.

The State Department said Kerry traveled to Tokyo before leaving for Tianjin on his four-day trip to Asia.

Zhao Xiaolu, climate director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s China program, said the two meetings showed that China and the US both have a “positive attitude” toward working together to tackle the climate crisis.

The Paris accord reached in 2015 will aim to keep this century’s global temperature increase below 2 C (2 F), compared with pre-industrial levels, and continue efforts to limit the rise in the planet to 1.5 C.

In Tianjin, Kerry will continue talking on key aspects of the climate crisis as set out in the joint declaration set out in April.

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