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In a groundbreaking move, the US and China, the world’s two largest polluters, have pledged to significantly boost renewable energy. This commitment comes ahead of the anticipated Biden-Xi summit at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in San Francisco.

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Despite ongoing geopolitical tensions, both nations have agreed to resume their working group on climate cooperation. This decision highlights a shared commitment to replace planet-warming fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, and battery storage, by the end of 2030.

This collaboration aims to not only replace coal, oil, and gas but also Support the tripling of global renewable energy capacity. The commitment extends to economy-wide reductions of all greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons, aligning to keep the global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius.

This move marks a significant step for China, which has now officially stated its intent to control all greenhouse gas emissions, not just carbon dioxide. The focus is also shifting towards reducing methane emissions, which are significantly more potent than carbon dioxide.

As the world gears up for the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, this US-China agreement sets a positive precedent. However, the road ahead remains challenging, with critical issues like fossil fuel phase-out still requiring concerted global effort.

This monumental agreement between the US and China is a hopeful sign for the future of our planet, signaling a potential shift towards a more sustainable and climate-resilient world.

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