The two biggest Co2 emitters in the world have pledged to work together to tackle climate change.
In an unexpected announcement last night, China and the US confirmed they'll be working together to curb methane and coal pollution.
I welcome today's agreement between China and the USA to work together to take more ambitious #ClimateAction in this decade.
Tackling the climate crisis requires international collaboration and solidarity, and this is an important step in the right direction. #COP26
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) November 10, 2021
President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting as early as next week.
Environment correspondent with the Irish Independent, Caroline O’Doherty, says the announcement is welcome but vague.
"It's strong in that it is the worlds two biggest polluters and that they'll work together."
"But in terms of next year, can we measure kind of progress is made? Not really".
The Chinese head of state faced criticism from fellow world leaders this week, after he failed to attend the Cop26 Climate in Glasgow.