By 2030, North American countries’ emissions will be at least halved from 2005 levels
new York- President Biden announced on Thursday that the United States was “determined to take action on climate change” and called on world leaders to greatly accelerate their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or risk a catastrophic collective failure to stop climate change.
Four years after the Trump administration completely denied the climate, in a new commitment display, Biden formally promised that by 2030, US emissions will be reduced by at least half of 2005 levels.
Biden said: “These signs are obvious, science is undeniable, and the cost of governance by doing nothing is still increasing.”
Although the summit is international, Biden’s speech is also aimed at a national audience, focusing not only on the United States’ obligation to help reduce its global emissions, but also on the work he believes can be used to green the US economy.
Biden said: “The countries that are taking decisive action to combat climate change will be those that will benefit from clean energy from the coming prosperity.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping joined Biden on Thursday, reiterating his commitment that China will “strive to peak” emissions by the end of the decade and become carbon neutral by 2060. Xi Jinping stated that coal will be on the verge of extinction after 2025. This is actually the only way to achieve the carbon neutral goal by 2030. Experts say that the use of coal may have reached its peak in China.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make any new commitments, but reiterated India’s commitment to install 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. He also stated that India’s per capita emissions are far below Per capita emissions of other major issuing countries in India.
Modi said: “We are doing our part in India.” “Despite the development challenges, we have taken many bold steps.”
This summit is the first summit convened by the President of the United States. Biden has also participated in summits of other world leaders, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.