Britain's Sharma arrives in China's Tianjin for climate talks

China, the world's biggest emitter of climate-warming greenhouse gas, is coming under pressure to announce more ambitious measures on coal production and consumption.Britain and other G7 nations have also asked China to introduce more near-term policies to help ensure its longer-term targets are achieved. However, climate watchers expect it to stick to its current trajectory of allowing coal consumption to rise further until 2025 before starting to decline. Sharma's visit to China comes just three days after John Kerry, the US special envoy on climate, met with Xie and other top Chinese government officials to discuss joint actions on tackling the climate crisis. Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told Kerry that climate change "cannot be separated" from broader diplomatic disputes between the two sides. But Kerry said resolving the crisis was "not ideological, not partisan, and not a geostrategic weapon".

Britain's Sharma arrives in China's Tianjin for climate talks

China, the world's biggest emitter of climate-warming greenhouse gas, is coming under pressure to announce more ambitious measures on coal production and consumption.

Britain and other G7 nations have also asked China to introduce more near-term policies to help ensure its longer-term targets are achieved.

However, climate watchers expect it to stick to its current trajectory of allowing coal consumption to rise further until 2025 before starting to decline.

Sharma's visit to China comes just three days after John Kerry, the US special envoy on climate, met with Xie and other top Chinese government officials to discuss joint actions on tackling the climate crisis.

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told Kerry that climate change "cannot be separated" from broader diplomatic disputes between the two sides. But Kerry said resolving the crisis was "not ideological, not partisan, and not a geostrategic weapon".