France-China call for five-year climate reviews

France and China are calling for a global climate change pact which should include reviews every five years. They propose suggest global countries should regularly update their climate targets towards cutting carbon emissions. In […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

France and China are calling for a global climate change pact which should include reviews every five years.

They propose suggest global countries should regularly update their climate targets towards cutting carbon emissions.

In a joint statement, they highlighted the Paris agreement at the COP21 conference “must send out a clear signal for the world” to transition to green and low carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable development.

France and China also reaffirmed the need for developed countries to take the lead by undertaking ambitious emission reduction targets and stress the importance of clean energy systems.

French President Francois Hollande and the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping declared their intention to release their own national strategies towards low carbon economies by 2050 within the next five years.