The U.S. and China Combat Climate Change on the City Level
The world's two biggest polluters recently took a non-traditional approach in combating climate change at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit held in Los Angeles.
by Rachel Will & Craig Stubing
Date Published: 09/24/2015
Vice President Joe Biden takes the stage at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit. Photo by Craig Stubing
Last November, President Obama and President Xi Jinping announced a joint agreement to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. Last week, leaders from both nations gathered in Los Angeles for the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit to tackle the ambitious climate change goals laid out by the two presidents. Instead of keeping discussions at the national level, the event largely brought together leaders from the sub-national level, including governors and mayors, to reaffirm clean energy goals. Did the bottom-up approach in combating climate change pan out for both sides? Watch our video above for an overview of the summit and its outcomes.