Europe and the US should work with China. Joint climate action could be a win-win

From deals on electric cars to investment in solar panels, there is room for all sides in the global green industrial revolution

Our polarised world is failing to tackle the climate crisis at the required speed. The only way to reverse this catastrophic situation is to get the three largest historical emitters – the US, Europe and China – to join forces, directly or indirectly, to accelerate the global shift to green energy.

After months of rising tensions, the possible visit to Washington of the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, later this month could pave the way for a highly anticipated but still unscheduled summit between presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, and kickstart a reset.

Simone Tagliapietra is a senior fellow at the Brussels-based thinktank Bruegel

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