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relations between china and the u.s., the largest producers of emissions. their plans to tackle climate change. this is the world news from al jazeera. the u.s. president admits consumer prices are too high and pins his hopes on an infrastructure bill to counter the biggest jump in inflation and 30 years. there is a hopeless situation on the belarus-poland border as migrants remained stranded in
freezing conditions. afghans bracing for another harsh winter, caught between starvation and home -- at home or displacement abroad. china and the u.s. have issued a joint declaration in glasgow, promising to work together more closely to bring real action on climate change. they held separate news conferences but they said they would cooperate to accelerate emissions reductions that are needed to meet the temperature goals of the paris agreement. on friday, the final details have yet to be agreed on among the 200 countries taking part. andrew simmons with this report. >> it came out of the blue. first the chinese special envoy to cop 26 announced his country would work with the united states on climate action.
>> i would like to announce an important message. china and the united states have jointly released a china-u.s. joint glasgow declaration enhancing climate action in the 20 20's online. >> shortly after came john kerry confirming what amounts to some sort of partnership. >> the u.s. and china have no shortage of differences, but on climate, cooperation is the only way to get this job done. this is not a discretionary thing, frankly. this is science. it is math and physics that dictate the road we have to travel. >> china and the u.s. aren't the two biggest -- aren't only the two biggest economies on earth, they are responsible for the biggest emissions of carbon dioxide and methane gases. that is why a joint effort may
have value. details about exactly what effect it will have are limited at this stage of a but regardless of that, it has given a lift to proceedings at a difficult time. boris johnson had headed back to glasgow on an electric train, not the private jet he used to fly to london last week. his mission, to try bridging the gaps on a final agreement. >> the world has heard leaders from every country, continent, stand here and acknowledge the need for action. the world will find absolutely incomprehensible if we fail to deliver that and the backlash from people will be immense and long-lasting. and we will deserve their criticism. >> fossil fuel states may not like it, but the draft working text devised a ratcheting up effect on cutting emissions. countries would review progress with foreign ministers meeting
next year, and with heads of state gathering in 2023. no one needs reminding what is at stake, although this new time-lapse study over six weeks shows how quickly a glacier in iceland can melt. the negotiations are getting more intense, not helped by research showing temperatures could rise by 2.4 degrees celsius, not near enough to the 1.5 celsius cap to be anything more than dangerous. that is even if all the promises for cuts come to fruition. countries like gambia, one of few states managing to comply with demands for the paris agreement in 2015. >> we are leading. gambia is leading the negotiation on adaptation. so far, we are talking about long-term financing, loss and damage, talking about taking on issues that are not forthcoming from the negotiations. this is a concern for developing
countries and developed countries. >> this is highly unlikely to be the last version of a draft agreement. with rules of consensus in which every one of nearly 200 members have to agree, it is feared a final action plan is more likely to be watered down rather than toughened up. andrew simmons, al jazeera, glasgow. >> joe biden is on a national tour showcasing his infrastructure economic plan. he says it is the fixed to the country's soaring inflation. he acknowledged consumer prices are too high after data revealed they have risen 6.2% in the past year, the biggest spike in 30 euros. -- in 30 years. >> at least 100 giant cargo ships are floating in limbo off the southern california coast, carrying billions of dollars worth of goods they can't unload. it is the most visible sign of
today's global supply chain crisis. >> we have never seen the volume of containers we see today. we are busier than ever. we are at full capacity. but the warehouses are fully subscribed. >> the ports of l.a. and long beach are the largest in the u.s., handling about 40% to one half of all imports, mostly from china. due to covid avra online spending sprees by american consumers, staffing shortages, and sheer lack of storage capacity compared to the volume of shipping, the ports are jammed, even after ramping up to 24-seven operations. >> the pandemic had the effect of impacting every second of the supply chain at the same time. on top of that, the pandemic triggered heightened demand for goods overseas from u.s. consumers. u.s. consumers are buying goods at a historic pace.
>> u.s. president joe biden allocated government funding and is urging more coastal ports, warehouses, trucking companies and other links in the supply chain to work 24-7 to solve the problem. >> i'm here to talk about one of the most pressing economic concerns of the american people, and it is real. that is getting prices down, number one. number two, making sure our stores are fully stocked and number three, getting a lot of people back to work while tracking and tackling these two above challenges. today's economic report shows unemployment continued to fall, but consumer prices remain too high. >> the winter holiday giftgiving season is fast approaching. what is on board all of these ships stuck in the harbor, waiting to unload? there is clothing, computers, furniture, electronics, and of great importance to parents and grandparents, toys. isaac sells toys, lots of very
popular toys. >> kids can't get enough of this. >> his company includes got to have it items like lol surprise and many others. >> the lol surprise and the kitty cat campers, this will be hard to find this year. over 70% of the demand is sitting on boats, in containers in a china factory. they won't make it before christmas and i'm talking about the supply chain logistic nightmare. >> the snarled supply chain is slowing down global economic growth and boosting inflation. now, it might mean a lot of disappointed kids. >> i love children more than i love toys. my advice to consumers who are watching this, please go and
shop early. >> experts predict the crunch will persist well into next year. >> belarus is accusing the european union of provoking a migrant and refugee standoff on its border with poland. as an excuse to impose sanctions. this is the latest, the eu saying the belarusian president has lured people to poland's doorstep. 2000 people are stuck in dangerous conditions at the eastern edge of europe. >> they are not asking for much. these children just want water. journalists are banned from this area but the person filming these scenes on the border between poland and belarus says there are babies as young as two months old he. some filies hav't eaten for several days. nig, temperures dro below zero. ateast000eople, many from
the middle east, are stuck in makeshift camps along the razor wire. social media footage shows refugee and migrants escorted by masked allah russian security towards the border. >> sometimes shots are fired. and people have often been beaten, as in these pictures filmed by polish forces. >> this e.u. -- the eu says belarus is encouraging migrants to enter poland and let the way neah over human rights violations. this justifies a new round of sanctions on belarus and the eu wants to stop more desperate people arriving. >> it is important to explain to these countries what are the sequences of the policy. it is important to explain to the airlines, what are the concrete effects of their decisions in the system and in fact, in the hybrid attacked
against the e.u. >> the you -- the united nations has condemned the standoff, saying hundreds of men and women and children must not be forced to spend another night in freezing weather without adequate shelter, food, water and medical care. under international law, no one should be prevented from seeking asylum or other forms of international human rights protection. for its part, russia, a traditional backer of belarus, accuses brussels of being hypocritical. >> the situation is very tense. there is a tendency to escalate tensions that causes concern. it is apparent a human tech -- humanitarian catastrophe is looming against the background of europe's reluctance to commit to their european values. >> angela merkel has appealed directly to vladimir putin to exert his influence on the regime in minsk.
>> the humanitarian situation it -- is dire. on the border, beyond the police roadblock, are up to 2000 people, including women and children, with little shelter, food or water, spending the night in freezing temperatures. >> more than 70 drivers working for the world food program were detained by ethiopian authorities. humanitarian sources say they were arrested during government raids targeting ethnic ti grayans. the rebels claimed to have captured towns on the main highway to addis ababa. the ethiopian human rights commission is concerned about the mass arrest of the ethnic tigrayans. >> the commission has been
monitoring and following up, and there are hundreds of people. there up -- there appears to be ethnic elements to this unrest, which worries us in the sense that largely ethnic tigrayans have been the target of arrests and we have been following up on the case of hundreds of people. i do understand estate of emergency gives power to the police to arrest the people on grounds of reasonable suspicion, but we are concerned about a risk of the state of emergency and its directives being applied in the wrong way, which is why we have expressed concern and we continue to monitor the arrests of people. >> ethiopia's state minister for
foreign affairs, speaking to al jazeera, denied the allegations of arbitrary detentions. >> i don't believe this is ethnic profiling. people might be arrested. i don't have this information. if that happens, the government has an allowance and is clear on the state of emergency, that people should be treated well and there must be adequate reason to apprehend any person. this won't be systematic. if it happens, anybody that does would have to be held accountable but it won't be systematic. there is no systematic arrests just because of your profile. if the police might have found out some suspect, they will be bound to do an investigation. if any individual doesn't have adequate evidence to charge them, they must be released.
because we are in a conflict situation, how many people are being attacked and atrocities are being done, another -- a number of actors, and we must understand that bad things should not be done. police must do their job, but we will also look into the process if there is anything that must be addressed. >> how a wave of the delta variant is challenging china's covid zero strategy. it has been more than two months but relatives of a family killed by a drone strike in afghanistan are waiting for justice. ♪ >> look forward to brighter skies. the weather, sponsored by qatar
airways. >> wet and windy weather across the sea of japan will drive its way towards the western side of honshu into how cato -- hokkaido. temperatures in tokyo around 21 celsius over the next couple days. the rain lingers across the western side of honshu. over the water towards the gran peninsula, cool enough but it should be dry. nine celsius, 13 celsius in beijing, temperatures starting to recover. overnight attempters fall close to freezing so some very cold mornings once again. much of china is largely dry. a few showers towards hong kong and taiwan. showers across southeast asia, lively showers running in across central and southern vietnam. the wetter weather will continue to push a little further west, and we could see flooding around the gulf of taiwan, pushing into
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>> top stories on al jazeera, joe biden says his infrastructure out economic plan is the fix to soaring inflation. prices have risen 6.2% in the past year, the biggest spike in 30 years. belarus says that e.u. is provoking a migrant standoff as an excuse to impose sanctions. about 2000 people are stuck in freezing conditions on the border with poland. china and the u.s. promised to work together closely to combat climate change in spite of their differences. they have pledged to speed up their emissions reductions to meet the goals of the paris agreement. i want to bring in a post-doctorate research associate at the university of arizona school of geography,
development and environment. joining us from edinburgh, scotland, it is getting late, past midnight. looking at your tweets from earlier, you said week two is when all those countries whose leaders made theatrical pledges of buzzwords and help show their true colors. that is what it comes down to, they can say what they want but until something is actually done , doesn't mean much. >> absolutely, i think that this china-u.s. agreement to enhance climate action is more of that theater. the devil is in the details of these negotiations. in glasgow, where we were all day, what people are looking at is the nuances of the agreement and how people are talking about increasing flows of finance, dealing with climate adaptation and supporting and financing climate adaptation, compensating small island states for things like the lawson damage they are
experiencing because of climate change. things like that. >> isn't all of this, wasn't all of this in the paris agreement? and what happens at every conference since then is about fine-tuning that and coming to some sort of agreement that we have to keep doing this? >> absolutely. this is cop 26 because of various things, this is about 25 years these meetings have happened. i have been following them for over a decade and i don't often see new things from year-to-year. this year, we are talking about making a roadmap to paris, is what they are calling it. they are saying we are really ambitious 5, 6 years ago in paris. how can we actualize that and make it happen? and the debate is, what works for everyone? we have almost 200 countries trying to talk about what we call common and inferentially aided responsibility, and --
differentiated responsibility, and how we will pay for climate change and clean energy. >> there was a number brought up this week, i think it was 2.4 degrees, saying that is actually the target we are on at the moment. if we stay with the missions where we are, we are looking at 2.4 degrees rise in temperatures rather than 1.5. did that surprise you, that we were that far off? >> not at all. i don't think it's apprised most people in the room at the climate conference. or most people follow and study this stuff. what comes out of the u.n. process is nonbinding agreements, and they have frankly never been met. a lot of it is what we say exists in discourse, in conversation and it drives policy, but we continually are
ramping up ambition, as they say, and that is what the u.s.-china agreement was going to do. but that doesn't mean people actually act on that. >> i hate to say but i'm not feeling terribly optimistic. tell me something that has stood out for you this week, or last week, that has made you think that is a good thing. >> i think a lot of us are feeling, where'd do we look for the positive? i'm really excited about how much interest there is and how climate change isn't a fringe topic. there are lots of young people around, lots of people, folks on the stage, a lot of old white men, the actual attendees, it is much more diverse. there is lots of women, lots of people from all over the world. people are being innovative, and excited about the possibilities that are going to come with increased finance for climate
action. >> lauren, telling it like it is. we appreciate that. thank you. >> thank you. >> relatives of an afghan family killed in a u.s. drone strikes say they are waiting for justice. the attack in august killed an aid worker and his family, including seven children. the pentagon later said it would pay compensation, but a watchdog ruled while the attack was a mistake, it didn't actually break any laws. the targets were isil members. >> the dead body of my nephew was behind this car. the body of my brother was behind the other car. his son was in the driver seat of a as well as his other kids, who were also inside the car when the attack happened. it was the worst incident in my life. the u.s. promised us that they would take the family out of afghanistan, so they must fulfill their commitments. it has been a most three months and we haven't heard from the u.s.
>> aid agencies say up to 5000 people are fleeing afghanistan to iran every day. more than 300,000 refugees have arrived since the taliban took power in august. this report is from priyanka gupta. >> afghans are preparing for an even harsher winter after a tough year. firewood, charcoal, and heaters lie unused in shops and on streets. beyond the reach of many afghans, who can't afford to keep themselves warm. >> people are miserable. there are no salaries or work opportunities. the government needs to create jobs for the people and pay them salaries. >> since the taliban took control in august, the united states has blocked billions of dollars of afghanistan's overseas assets, leaving its troubled economy in ruins. unemployment, poverty and hunger
are forcing thousands of people across into neighboring iran every day. >> what should we do? why isn't help being delivered? why is the money blocked? why doesn't nobody -- why does nobody deliver help to the people? help that would keep them in afghanistan, help that stops them from leaving their homes and going to the borders. every single day, we have several thousand people on our borders with afghanistan. >> iran holds one of the largest numbers of afghan refugees in the world. for decades, afghans have been making their way across iran's long eastern border. aid agencies say the number of arrivals is increasing. >> there are already 3.5-4 million afghans in iran coming over the years over the border, from afghanistan. now with 4000, 5000 each day, iran will be overwhelmed. there is not enough resources
here to help them. the international community has to help the neighboring countries. inside of a -- of afghanistan, but also the neighboring countries, iran and pakistan. >> u.s. sanctions on iran are also hurting aid efforts. >> due to the current situation, sanctions to the country unfortunately, we are not able to receive international donations and assistance because the banking channels are blocked, and we are not able to receive the human rights donations. >> for now, millions of afghans are caught between starvation at home and displacement abroad, with little help in sight. >> a number of schools and universities in sudan suspended their set -- studies in solidarity with a strike against
the military takeover. the protest movement urges supporters to maintain demonstrations & -- civil disobedience. it rejects internationally backed initiatives to return to the power-sharing agreement with the military. protesters rallying against the -- in myanmar. this comes on the same day the monitoring group outlined rights abuses by security forces, and credits killing and torture, which could amount to war crimes. former french president francois hollande has been reliving the night of the paris attacks while testifying at the trial of the 20 suspects. he was at the stadium when the first attacker detonated his vest. gunfire erupted in the batter clan concert hall -- the bataclan concert hall.
>> francois hollande said he wanted to testify to clarify his role as the president at the time of the attacks, but also some of his decisions after. he said he hoped what he said might help shed some light on those events for survivors and families of the victims. there have been many questions since the attacks as to whether or not more could have been done to prevent this. he was asked repeatedly in the court. he said it was very clear to french intelligence that there were many threats from isil against france. there were threats against crowded areas, things like shopping centers. he said it is impossible to put security and police in every crowded area outside every shop, outside every concert hall and sports stadium, but he said everything had been done to try to thwart threats. he said some of the attackers were on the radar of the