Five reasons the China-US climate deal is a big deal

The joint announcement by China and the US to reduce emissions is a major step forward that may help create momentum towards even greater progress on carbon emission reductions.

This is an excerpt from the Climate Council report, The US-China joint announcement on climate change and clean energy co-operation: What’s the big deal?

1. It builds on earlier efforts and sends a strong message to the rest of the world that both these superpowers are serious about tackling climate change leading up to a crucial year for climate negotiations.

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