At the start of the two-day climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden, new US commitments to cut emissions were unveiled. The United States is expected to reduce its emissions by 52 percent by the end of the decade, a major shift from former President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the country from international efforts to curb emissions. This is also an important milestone in Biden’s plan to make the US economy completely carbon-free by 2050 – a program that could create millions of well-paying jobs but which many Republicans say is hurting the economy. Reuters Report.
The new US goal will double former President Barack Obama’s promise to cut the country’s emissions by 26-28% by 2025 from 2005 levels. Sector-specific targets will be set later this year. For now, all you know is that the commitment to reducing emissions is expected to be fulfilled through new restrictions on power plants, cars, and other sectors of the economy, but in its opening speech, the White House did not set specific targets for these industries.
“This is the decade in which we need to make decisions to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis,” Biden told the White House.
Shortly before the summit opens, Japan raised its emissions target to 46% by 2030, in response to US diplomacy as well as domestic companies and environmental scientists looking to achieve higher targets. But it is They have also found generosity in the European Union About a more ambitious plan on Wednesday.
Biden’s recent $ 2.3 trillion infrastructure development plan includes a number of measures to achieve some of the emissions reductions required for this decade, including a clean energy standard that will not result in zero emissions in the energy sector by 2035, and steps to electrify the vehicle fleet. However, the measures must be approved by Congress before they can be implemented.
During Biden’s campaign and in the early days of his presidency, he focused on restoring US leadership in climate conflict after Republican Trump, who had been skeptical about climate change, withdrew from the United States on the Paris Climate Agreement on global warming. The new democratic government has come under intense pressure from environmental groups, some corporate leaders, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and foreign governments to set a goal of reducing emissions by at least 50 percent by the end of the decade.