President Joe Biden on Thursday will kick off a climate summit attended by 40 other world leaders by announcing an ambitious cut in greenhouse gas emissions as he looks to put the US back at the center of the global effort to address the climate crisis and curb carbon emissions.
At the White House summit, which will take place virtually on Thursday and Friday, Biden will commit the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% below its 2005 emissions levels by 2030.
The figures were struck after lengthy consultations with government agencies, scientists, industry representatives, governors, mayors and environmental researchers.
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President Joe Biden on Thursday will commit the US to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% below its 2005 levels by 2030 as he kicks off a virtual climate summit attended by 40 other world leaders https://t.co/viTbWzWNRu
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