Today, President Biden pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade.
In an opening address, which was streamed live from the East Room of the White House, Biden committed to reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent to 52 percent below its 2005 emissions levels by 2030.
拜登还称，战斗气候变化“道德势在必行”，并表示我们处于采取行动的“决定性十年”。该公告旨在将美国作为全球努力减轻全球变暖的领导者，在特朗普行政区出现了多项环境努力之后。拜登在他签署执行命令以重新加入的情况下，对他的总统之一的一天的担任者的承诺Paris Agreement. In November 2020, the U.S. formally left the accord following former President Trump’s announcement in 2017.
A Call for Global Climate Action
Both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris called on world leaders to work together to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
“No nation can solve this crisis on our own, as I know you all fully understand. All of us, all of us and particularly those of us who represent the world’s largest economies, we have to step up. You know those that do take action and make bold investments of their people in clean energy future, will win the good jobs, tomorrow, and make their economies more resilient and more competitive,”said Biden.
“As a global community, it is imperative that we act quickly and together to confront this crisis. This will require innovation and collaboration around the world,”said Harris.
World leaders welcomed the announcement. Merkel said that Biden had sent“a very clear and important message to the U.S. community.”China’s Xi reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
“与现有的承诺与欧盟，英国和其他主要经济体从包括中国，日本和大韩民国在内的2050年实现净零排放，主要政府现在致力于世界达到净额的重要努力 -2050年零排放量，“Dominic Waughray, Managing Director, World Economic Forum, said in a statement sent to LIVEKINDLY.
Since taking office earlier this year, all eyes have been on Biden to course-correct the damage done by Trump. While his announcement today is good news, there is still muchwork to be done.
Biden added that the steps that nations take between now and the forthcoming UN climate conference in Glasgow “will set the world up for success,” calling global warming “the existential threat of our time.”