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US envoy John Kerry’s visit to China on climate will be first by Biden team

US envoy John Kerry’s visit to China on climate will be first by Biden team

John Kerry scheduled to visit China for discussing efforts to curb carbon emissions. Kerry becomes the first diplomat o visit to the country by a senior member of President Biden’s administration.

In Beijing, John Kerry will meet with Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua. The Us climate envoy will also travel to Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, on April 14-17 to “discuss raising global climate ambition” before Biden’s climate summit.

The State Department said that John Kerry is visiting at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The meetings come after a rocky encounter between top US and Chinese foreign policy officials in Alaska last month.

Kerry has been encouraged other countries of the globe to step up the US efforts, and the White House is considering a pledge to cut its CO2 emissions by 50% or more by the end of the decade.

Meantime, Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the Climate summit, representing 17 of the biggest economies as well as smaller nations that will be among the first to feel the irreversible impact of climate change.