According to the publication, the White House hopes that the US plans will push other countries at the upcoming April 22-23 climate summit to make new commitments to protect the climate.
US President Joe Biden, ahead of the upcoming April 22-23 climate summit, intends to announce plans for the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by almost half by 2030. This was reported by The New York Times, citing sources in the administration of the American president.
According to the publication, according to its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States must reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions by 28% compared to the volume recorded in 2005. Now, Biden will announce that the United States intends to seek a 50% reduction in this indicator. The plans of the United States, the White House hopes, will encourage other countries at the upcoming summit to make new commitments to protect the climate.
The US returned to the Paris Agreement with the arrival of Biden in the White House. At the same time, John Kerry, who was appointed to the post of special climate envoy, has already noted that Washington expects other countries, including China and Russia, to take new steps to combat global warming.
The United States intends to hold an international summit on combating climate change on April 22-23, and 40 world leaders are invited to it. On Monday, the Kremlin’s press service said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would participate.