National security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that China must be pressured to “take immediate action” to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sullivan said of China: “They don’t have to hide the claim that they are a developing country, to fulfill their obligations. And their obligation under the Paris climate agreement is to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within a specified time frame. soon.”
John Kerry, the former secretary of state who is President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, is in Beijing to try to revive US-China climate talks.