China and the U.S. do not reach agreement on climate change, and Beijing is dismissing calls for increased public pledges to address the climate issue ahead of the U.N. Climate Change Summit due in Glasgow in November, the South China Morning post (SCMP) reported.

US Climate Envoy John Kerry has, in advance of the COP26 summit in November, been meeting with Chinese government members since Wednesday to promote mutually beneficial cooperation.

By straining relations between ourselves and China, it would be slowing down seriously any substantial action on climate change.

President Joe Biden has announced a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52 per cent by 2030, meeting a target set by President Barack Obama in the Paris agreement of 2015.

Although we’ve long wanted “climate diplomacy” to remain separate from its broader disagreements with China, such as over trade and human rights, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has become alert that worsening relations threaten joint efforts to fight global warming and global climate change.

“major strategic miscalculation towards China”Wang Yi

In a videotaped meeting with the climate envoy, Wang reportedly accused Washington of “major strategic miscalculation towards China” according to Seoul’s ministry news service.

The Chinese side has adopted the policies of the Biden administration as an extension of the country’s emission reduction goals, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi had told Kerry beforehand that cooperation on global warming could not be disconnected from more comprehensive diplomacy between the two countries.

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