Moscow and Beijing oppose trade barriers on the pretext of fighting climate change – Russian Politics and Diplomacy

BEIJING, February 4. /TASS/. Russia and China oppose the establishment of new barriers to international trade under the pretext of fighting climate change, according to a joint statement adopted by the two countries on Friday.

“The parties oppose the establishment of new barriers to international trade under the pretext of combating climate change,” the statement said.

Moscow and Beijing are working together to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, remaining committed to fulfilling the obligations they have undertaken. They also expect developed countries to “effectively secure the annual delivery of $100 billion in climate finance to developing states,” according to the statement posted on the Kremlin’s website.

Both countries are taking serious action and making an important contribution to the fight against climate change. “Jointly celebrating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, they reaffirm their commitment to this Convention and to the objectives, principles and provisions of the Paris Agreement, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities”, said the document.

In addition, Russia and China firmly support the development of international cooperation and exchanges in the field of biological diversity, actively participating in the relevant global governance process, and intend to jointly promote the harmonious development of the humanity and nature as well as green transformation to ensure sustainable development. global development.

Teresa H. Sadler