China, US announce separate, major steps to combat climate change

The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on #climate change Tuesday, as FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Commentator Douglas Herbert explains. Chinese President #Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the UN General Assembly. That came hours after US President Joe #Biden announced a doubling of financial aid to poorer nations so they could switch to cleaner energy and cope with global warming’s worsening impacts.