U.S. to hold talks on climate change at Paris talks
The U.N. has agreed to hold a summit to discuss the global threat of climate change, a senior U.K. official said Tuesday, as it prepares for talks with the U.G. in Paris this week.
The meeting will take place at the end of this month, a U.A.E. official told reporters.
will hold its first ever climate summit in 2019 and have been considering how to hold the first such meeting in 2021.
The climate talks were meant to give a united front against global warming, but they have come under scrutiny in recent years.
The United States and China have not formally agreed to join the talks, but the U,A.
E., the European Union and other countries have been trying to get China to join.
The issue of whether to hold such a summit has divided U.s. officials.
The White House has said it wants to have an open and inclusive forum to discuss a range of global issues, but some in Congress and other stakeholders have complained about a lack of transparency and openness.
The talks, which have so far focused on issues including fighting wildfires and preventing climate change-related pandemics, have been delayed until 2020, when the U.,A.
and other nations will meet again to finalize their next agenda.
The first meeting of the U.-led group of countries was in Paris in December 2020.
The summit has been held on a voluntary basis since then, but U.U. officials have said that the U-K.
wants to hold it on a regular basis.
The two countries have long struggled over climate policy, but have agreed to a plan in Paris to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
China and the United States have also been trying for a deal on greenhouse gas emissions.