US President Biden is expected to hold a climate summit on Thursday (22nd) to announce that by 2030, US greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 50% to 52% from 2005 levels.
Agence France-Presse reported that a US government official said that the goal is to “challenge the world to increase ambitions and tackle the climate crisis.” According to reports, the new goal will be twice the goal set by former US President Barack Obama.
Biden will host the leaders’ climate summit by video on Thursday morning to further increase the intensity of emissions reduction. Biden is expected to make a formal announcement on emissions reduction at the summit. Those present at the meeting included Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary-General Guterres.
Previously, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also stated that he would strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% in 2030 compared to 2013. He also stated that “will continue to challenge towards a further (reduction) height of 50%”, leaving room for continued upward adjustment of the target.