US envoy Kerry says China crucial to handling climate crisis

  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi via video link in Tianjin, China, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Wang warned Kerry on Wednesday that deteriorating U.S.-China relations could undermine cooperation between the two on climate change. (U.S. Department of State via AP)

BEIJING — China needs to expand its efforts to reduce carbon emissions to help hold back the rise in global temperatures, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Thursday.