US President Biden called for ambitious emissions reductions at the opening ceremony of the climate summit on Thursday.
-The price of not shopping increases. Biden said in the opening speech of the climate summit that the United States is not waiting. Many heads of state and government participated in the climate summit.
Biden has pledged to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030 (based on 2005 emissions). The goal was confirmed on Thursday.
He hopes that this pledge will encourage China and other major emitters to accelerate their own emissions reductions.
Japan has announced that it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030 compared to 2013 levels. The UK has gone the farthest, and its ambitious goal is to reduce its climate emissions by as much as 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
World leaders participating in the two-day climate summit included Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Herna).
In his opening speech, Xi Jinping reiterated China’s commitment to achieve China’s emissions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2060. Therefore, there did not seem to be any new China emission targets at the meeting.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his speech that the world is “on the verge of collapse” and “the next step must be moving in the right direction.”