The United States and China agreed to a surprise climate deal earlier this month that could boost the global climate negotiations starting this week. But the world’s two biggest emitters and economies remain at odds on tough questions, which may hinder how far the talks can go. POLITICO’s Zack Colman and Sara Schonhardt break down the climate divide between Washington and Beijing heading into COP28. For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsletter: https://www.politico.com/power-switch And for even deeper coverage and analysis, read our Morning Energy newsletter by subscribing to POLITICO Pro: https://subscriber.politicopro.com/newsletter-archive/morning-energy Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO and the host of the POLITICO Energy podcast. Sara Schonhardt is an international climate reporter for E&E News. Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Kara Tabor is an audio producer for POLITICO. Gloria Gonzalez is the deputy energy editor for POLITICO. Matt Daily is the energy editor for POLITICO.