U.S. President Joe Biden wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2030. The Washington Post quotes two well-known sources as saying.
The move comes ahead of a virtual climate conference that Joe Biden is hosting, agreeing with more than three dozen world leaders. The two-day conference is starting today.
Together with global leaders, Biden is taking steps to lead the United States in its efforts to achieve global climate goals as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop global warming.
The United States has promised to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions it promised in the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. At the time, former President Barack Obama promised in 2005 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent, depending on the level.
Last Monday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the Biden-Harris administration would do more to address the climate problem than at any time in history. Our future depends on what we do.
According to the Washington Post, several countries, including the European Union, have already taken aggressive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The United Kingdom announced on Tuesday that it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 78 percent by 2035.
Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping will be attending a virtual climate summit organized by Biden. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
This virtual climate conference will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden came to power. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Xi Jinping would make keynote speeches at the meeting.
In the meantime, US Climate Envoy John Kerry visited Shanghai a few days before the meeting. At this time, the representatives of both countries pledged to cooperate with each other on climate issues.