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APEC meeting to put climate rhetoric to the test

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Wellington (AFP) – Pacific Rim leaders will begin a virtual summit Friday, facing pressure to back up ambitious rhetoric on climate change and chart a path to pandemic recovery. The annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit brings together leaders from 21 nations, including US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Xi is among those who have talked on the sidelines of the New Zealand-hosted event, stressing the need for the Covid-19 recovery to fuel “green, low-carbon and sustainable development”. “We in the Asia-Pacific should make the post-pandemic recovery …

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