U.S.-China S&ED Outcomes Show Continued Progress on Climate Change Cooperation

The eighth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue concluded today, June 7th, in Beijing. The Dialogue produced numerous outcomes for U.S.-China cooperation on climate change and energy, which are summarized in the document linked below. (See Section III) The two countries committed to work together to implement the Paris Agreement, launched a new cooperation initiative on renewable energy, and committed to continuation and strengthening of cooperation on a wide array of other low-carbon energy projects. The meeting showed continued momentum in the U.S.-China relationship on climate change, driving further domestic and international progress on the issue. The Strategic Track, which includes the Climate Change and Energy topic, was led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/06/258146.htm

The Annual Report of the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) was presented to the four Special Representatives of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (Secretary Kerry, Secretary Lew, Vice Premier Wang, and State Councilor Yang).