Leaders of China, Brazil talk climate action

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The presidents of China and Brazil, Xi Jinping and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, met on April 14 in Beijing.

The leaders recognized climate change as one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Addressing the crisis will help build a shared future of equity and prosperity.

They stressed the importance of combining emergency climate action with environmental protection to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty and hunger, leaving no one behind.

Both sides agreed developing countries need reliable and sufficient support from developed nations. This includes access to climate finance, technology and markets on the necessary scale and timeline.

Finally, the countries decided to form an environmental and climate subcommittee under the China-Brazil High Level Coordination and Cooperation Committee. They will also encourage policy discussion and share experiences on climate investment and finance.