(Yicai Global) June 2 -- Chinese and European leaders will endorse a joint communique and a separate statement on climate change and clean energy after their meetings on June 1 and 2, the Delegation of the European Union to China told Yicai Global.
China and the EU called on all parties to uphold the Paris Agreement, describing it as the "highest political commitment" and identifying climate change as a "national security issue and multiplying factor of social and political fragility."
The statement portrays the Paris pact as an irreversible historic achievement and reiterates funding commitments to responding to climate change, in a bid to reassure the developing world.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on a state visit to Germany and Belgium, and will attend the 19th China-EU summit. China will stick to its pledges under the Paris Agreement and hopes that all countries will collaborate closely to tackle climate challenges, Li said while meeting the press with the German Chancellor.
US President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement yesterday at the White House. The US may reenter the accord or strike new deals "on terms that are fair to the United States," Trump said.