US, China must put aside ‘tensions’ to tackle climate: IEA chief

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The International Energy Agency chief on Monday urged the United States and China to align on key climate issues at the COP28 summit later this year, warning that “geopolitical fractures” are holding back clean energy progress.

“I very much hope that in the COP28 coming through, US and China, two largest emitters, would leave aside their tensions — geopolitical and economic,” IEA head Fatih Birol told AFP in an interview on the sidelines of the African Climate Summit in Nairobi, calling on the two global powers to “come closer” on climate.


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