Climate Summit 2021: President Joe Biden Announces the United States Will Aim to Cut Carbon Emissions by as Much as 52% by 2030

Climate Summit 2021: President Joe Biden Announces the United States Will Aim to Cut Carbon Emissions by as Much as 52% by 2030

Anas Bouargane 22/04/2021 5
 Climate Summit 2021: President Joe Biden Announces the United States Will Aim to Cut Carbon Emissions by as Much as 52% by 2030

President Joe Biden is hosting a two-day virtual global climate change summit on Earth Day.

The United States is committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 52% below its 2005 emissions levels by 2030.

Due to the on-going pandemic, Joe Biden is hosting virtually 40 leaders in the White House to raise ambition on tackling climate change. 

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are also attending the virtual summit.

The White House aims to confront China, Russia and other countries on various foreign policy issues to find climate change solutions. 

The United States Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 52% from 2005 Levels by 2030

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President Biden announced an ambitious objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 52% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Unlike Donald Trump, the 46th President of the United States is seriously taking climate. 

In order to prevent global warming, an international effort is needed and individuals should also make smart choices to protect the planet.

The United States will invest more in new infrastructure, electric vehicles, biofuels and sustainable energy to cut greenhouse gases in half by the end of this decade. 

It's undeniable that the current COVID-19 pandemic is a major warning that inaction could mount to other pandemics. 

The United States is committed to take drastic actions to protect cities, small businesses, large corporations and workers. 

China pledges for carbon neutrality by 2060 and to peak carbon emissions by 2030

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The Chinese government is also committed to tackle climate change by following a green development plan.

President Xi is keen on achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, and to peak carbon emissions by 2030.

China will also limit its coal consumption by putting tougher controls in coal fired power generation projects. 

The country will also promote joint efforts for green Belt and Road projects.

Italy Commits to Build Back Smarter During this Pandemic 

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Prime Minister Mario Draghi encouraged all countries to take more actions. He also thanked President Biden for his efforts towards climate change.

The leading global economies must signal their unequivocal commitments now in the climate fight.

Italy is aware that the pandemic isn't the only challenge and that there are other climate problems that need to be addressed. 

Mario Draghi encourages incorporating green policies into financial plans to help countries build back from the pandemic.

Developing economies are particularly vulnerable. It's important to fight climate change to help underdeveloped nations that suffer from drought, floods, and famine. 

It is up to the world's largest countries to develop the framework for carbon neutrality.

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  • Robert Tulloch

    Biden is not making the same mistakes made by the Obama and Trump administrations. He is ambitious and cares about climate change.

  • Tom Edwards

    Most countries that are attending the summit won't meet their commitments. It's the same old story each year with more promises. They don't have incentives to do more.

  • Matt Wallace

    Promising so far !!

  • Ryan Hodgson

    Carbon neutrality will take years...

  • Martin Godsman

    Thanks for the info

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at AlphaSense. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University Paris Sud.

   

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