Macron asks Chinese Xi Jinping for a signal before COP26 – .

Macron asks Chinese Xi Jinping for a signal before COP26 – .

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference at the end of the second day of a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels, Belgium, October 22, 2021. Aris Oikonomou / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS, October 26 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday asked Chinese President Xi Jinping in a phone call to send the world a “decisive signal” on climate change ahead of the COP26 summit in Scotland on the subject, said the French Presidency. in a report.

Macron urged Xi to raise China’s goals in particular in terms of efforts to deal with the climate crisis and make “concrete” progress to end China’s dependence on coal.

Macron also called for greater reciprocity in rebalancing trade relations between Europe and China, especially in terms of market access.

China is among the top emitters that have yet to submit a new climate target. It has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060 and stop increasing its emissions before 2030, although it has not set a date when its emissions will peak.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon Editing by Chris Reese and Jonathan Oatis

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