According to The New York Times reports there was letter which includes negotiations from President Barack Obama to Chinese President Xi Jinping that proposed a joint approach to the common problem of climate change.
United States and China are known to be the world's two largest economies, and the same time the planet's leading greenhouse gas emitters.
The climate change deal of the historic agreement was announced by Obama and Xi in Beijing China on Wednesday. The deal includes new targets for reductions in US greenhouse gas emissions and a first-ever commitment by Beijing to stop the increase of those emissions by 2030.
Containing in deal plan, the US will have to reduce its global share of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025, as against the 2005 levels. That has significantly reduced the previous promise of 17 percent cut by Obama.
China, is a developing nation of 1.35 billion. The country relies upon continued construction of coal-fired power plants to fuel its growth, and has no commitment to any specific emissions reductions. On the contrary, Xi has set a goal of no further emissions increases after 2030, if possible earlier. In addition to that he also vowed to diversify China's energy sources beyond fossil fuels.
The deal was shock surprise and unbelievable shift by China, because United States has been reluctant to agree to such aggressive action.
"This is a major milestone in the US-China relationship, and it shows what's possible when we work together on an urgent challenge," President Obama said in Beijing. Read more