China and the U.S., the world’s two biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, pledged to cooperate in addressing climate change amid stalled international talks on protecting the environment.

The two nations in April established a climate-change working group, National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua said today after meeting Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy on climate change. The working group will report its findings to U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue talks in July, Stern said.

“We will further move forward the climate change process of the world,” under the framework of the United Nations, Xie, China’s lead climate negotiator, said in Beijing. “We hope that this can become a new highlight of the China-U.S. bilateral relationship.”

By Bloomberg News

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