The head of the White House said this, speaking at the global climate summit.
President Joe Biden said Friday that he supports Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call for joint efforts to reduce carbon emissions to combat climate change and looks forward to working with Russia.
Biden said this while delivering a speech during the two-day virtual summit on climate change.
The President said that much progress has already been made in the fight against climate change but that governments and the private sector need more efforts to ensure a smooth transition to clean energy in the future.
“When we invest in climate resilience and infrastructure, we create opportunities for everyone,” Biden said.
President Joe Biden has called a two-day virtual meeting with dozens of heads of state, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, to announce that the United States is back at the climate negotiating table after his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, pulled out of the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Speaking at the summit yesterday, Biden announced that the US had set a new goal of reducing emissions by 50-52% by 2030 compared to 2005. Japan and Canada also raised the bar for their stated goals.
The White House has assured other countries that it will be able to achieve this goal even if a new administration comes to power because the industry will, in any case, move towards using cleaner energy sources, producing electric vehicles, and increasing the number of renewable energy sources.