The summit will centre on ambition and momentum, green finance, economic opportunity and innovation to contend climate change.
US president Joe Biden aims to kick start a crucial year of action of climate change today. He seeks to do so as he hosts 40 global leaders at an Earth Day Summit.
The virtual meeting from the White House accords with Mr Biden’s expected to promise to lessen America’s greenhouse gas emissions. By doubling its previous target, he aims to cut short by 50 per cent by 2030.
The summit and the pledge represent a joint effort of the US to reclaim credibility and leadership. This would be after four years of inaction due to being under the Donald Trump administration.
The Biden administration is raising its targets to influence other nations to do the same more effectively, say the officials.
The summit will focus on ambition and momentum, green finance, economic opportunity, and innovation. Also, the expectations for all countries is to further their aim rapidly.
The White House summit is the first significant inflexion points to a series of high stakes opportunity for progress in climate change. From the G7 and G20 meetings in autumn and summer to a critical UN climate meeting hosted by the UK in Glasgow. The session by the United Nations happened in November and is known as COP26.
As an indicator of the strength of ambition, Mr Biden’s gathering will be inspected closely as the countries are amid the big economies that emit the major greenhouse gases of the globe. Also, how geopolitical hurdles might clash with course as the international community actions to keep global warming under control.
Also, the EU has stated that it is striving for a 55 per cent cut by 2030.
Other Nation’s involvement
Nations involved in the race-to-zero will need to make radical and rapid changes in transport, energy production, among other things.
Moreover, for doing it successfully, two often elusive elements is a must. The two would be domestic political will and international unison.
For example, President Biden’s new target needs to be both achievable and aggressive. Achievable in a closely divided Congress and aggressive enough to send a message throughout.
Jennifer Morgan, the current Executive director of Greenpeace International said, history has to be made at Biden’s Earth Day summit. Moreover, added that our survival depends on the actual climate action.
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