China, U.S. agree on need for stronger climate action commitments - statement

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) - China and the United States agree that stronger pledges to fight climate change should be introduced before a new round of international talks at the end of the year, the two countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.

The statement came after a meeting between Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, in Shanghai on Thursday and Friday, China's environment ministry said.

China and the United States also agreed to discuss specific emission reduction actions including energy storage, carbon capture and hydrogen. They also agreed to take action to maximize financing for developing countries to switch to low-carbon energy sources. (Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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