On November 12, 2014,  President Obama and President Xi Jinping presented a Joint Announcement on Climate Change at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing.

The accompanying U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation Factsheet highlights the importance of a long-range effort to achieve deep decarbonization globally:

The actions they announced are part of the longer range effort to achieve the deep decarbonization of the global economy over time.  These actions will also inject momentum into the global climate negotiations on the road to reaching a successful new climate agreement next year in Paris. 

Learn more about the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), led by SDSN and Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), at deepdecarbonization.org.