The President has made his wish public as he hosts a world Climate virtual summit…
It’s gonna be a HEAVY lift…..
Biden has former Sec of State John Kerry handling the effort around the world….
But well worth the effort for us and our children’s future on this planet….
The American President is rejecting Trump’s actions on this and rejoining the Paris Climate accords….
Prior to President Biden’s climate summit with world leaders, beginning on Thursday, the White House announced that the United States will strive to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent by 2030. The new goal will be officially submitted to the United Nations.
Biden’s virtual climate summit, emphasizing clean energy innovation and conserving land and wildlife, will last two days and feature world leaders such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will speak before a U.S. congressional committee on Thursday morning, and speakers such as Pope Francis and Bill Gates will give addresses throughout the summit.
Biden is working to reposition the U.S. as a leader in the fight against climate change after former President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Biden rejoined the treaty by executive order on his first day in office.
Under Biden, the White House stated that it has aided in working with countries to pledge to higher emission reductions, such as Canada, Argentina, Japan, and the United Kingdom. This is essential as many of these governments oversee about half of the global economy and will be crucial in preventing the Earth’s temperature from rising above 1.5C, a main Paris agreement objective.
Though China, which is the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, has recently had high tensions with the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend Biden’s summit.
The U.S. and China made history last week through an agreement stating both nations are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries” to combat climate change together, according to a joint statement from the State Department and China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued on Saturday….