The United States and China, which between them account for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, on Saturday ratified a global climate agreement ahead of the G20 summit in Hangzhou.
“We have a saying in America — that you need to put your money where your mouth is,” President Obama told reporters. “And when it comes to combatting climate change, that’s what we’re doing, both the United States and China. We’re leading by example.”
“I believe that history will judge today’s efforts as pivotal,” he said.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 3, 2016