U.S., China agree to push for climate change deal in Paris

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 30, 2015 4:12 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged on Monday to work together to drive forward a climate change agreement at international talks in Paris.

Ahead of a bilateral meeting with Xi, Obama said the leadership of the two countries was critical in pushing participating countries to cut emissions.

More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations climate change talks in Paris armed with promises and accompanied by high expectations as they look to hold back the Earth's rising temperatures.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by John Irish; Editing by James Regan)