The US president Joe Biden will be leading a virtual summit with 40 world leaders, asking major countries to take action against the worsening climate crisis.
Joe Biden is expected to make big announcements regarding the US emissions cuts this week as he leads the charge in a virtual summit with 40 world leaders.
He has already made the climate emergency one of his administration’s top priorities and heavily emphasized widespread reform within the US as part of his election campaign.
It is in stark contrast to Trump, who repeatedly dropped Obama’s environmental policies and pulled the US out of the 2015 Paris Climate agreement. Biden’s plans will look to drastically cut back on greenhouse emissions within the next ten years and bring the US back up to speed with its climate goals.
Scientists reckon we’d need to reduce our emissions by 45% before 2030 if we’re to limit global heating by 1.5C. Current data suggests 2021 is set to be the second biggest annual leap in fossil fuel production ever thanks to economic setbacks caused by the pandemic, which makes Biden’s efforts all the more urgent.