WASHINGTON (AP) - A report from the U.S. Senate is urging the United States and China to cooperate more on curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee says new efforts to address emissions by the United States and China could be "the key to a global solution" to climate change. The two countries are the largest emitters of climate-altering pollution.
The report wants the U.S. and China to take advantage of high-level meetings next week to negotiate improved cooperation.
While the Senate is pressing for cooperation, the U.S. House of Representatives has taken a more confrontational approach. It's placed trade tariffs in a House-passed bill to limit heat-trapping pollution. Critics say that could undermine U.S. efforts to persuade developing countries to enter into a new global warming treaty.