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U.S. and EU commit to stronger cooperation to fight climate change

U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on Tuesday met with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, among others, to discuss cooperation and action on mitigating global climate change. 

In a joint statement released after the meeting, the United States aims at achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and plans to announce its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement around President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22. 

The U.S. also calls for global cooperation to help the world's most vulnerable cope with the devastating impacts of the climate change and will work closely with the private sector to mobilize the funds and technologies needed to tackle the climate crisis.