Quincy Institute Applauds Congressional Reps’ Call for Climate Cooperation with China


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WASHINGTON, DC — The Quincy Institute welcomes and supports the new letter from Representatives Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) calling on the Biden administration to pursue cooperation with China in combating climate change.

The letter, sent today, highlights the fundamental need for the U.S. and China to work together in addressing the climate crisis, due to both China’s place as top carbon emitter and to its outsize role in producing green technologies. “Simply put, there is no conceivable way to address the climate crisis without substantially strengthening communication and collaboration between our nations,” the letter states.

The members encourage the Biden Administration’s efforts to increase diplomatic engagement with China, and pledge their support for further efforts to “strengthen diplomacy, cooperation, and investment in green technology in America and around the world.”

“This is the exact message the Biden administration needs to hear going into the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (CO- 26) next week,” Quincy Institute Advocacy Director Marcus Stanley said. “It is vital that the administration’s pursuit of competition with China does not prevent us from working together where necessary, especially on global, existential threats like climate change.”