The North American president – who on February 19 made the return to the Paris Agreement effective – has in any case wanted to recover the ground lost during the Trump Administration.
The American president – who on February 19 made the return to the Paris Agreement effective – has in any case wanted to recover the ground lost during the Trump Administration with the convening of this virtual meeting that aims to bring together the 17 countries responsible for the 80% of CO2 emissions. Biden has already announced the United States’ commitment to neutralize its emissions by 2050 and submit before that date its “nationally determined commitment” for the next decade.
“The summit will serve to highlight examples of how greater climate ambition can serve to create better jobs and more advanced technologies, and to help countries most vulnerable to climate change adapt to the impacts,” the statement from the White House.
The virtual meeting, due to the restrictions of the pandemic, also aims to pave the way to COP26 in Glasgow, which is held in November. Climate Special Envoy John Kerry Launch Next Week a tour of European countries to gather support.
At the last virtual climate summit held in December, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres warned that current commitments “they are far from being enough” and that the world is moving “towards a temperature increase of more than three degrees by the end of the century if there is no change of course.” Guterres also made a global call to prepare the most vulnerable countries for extreme weather episodes: “Adaptation cannot be left out of the equation.”
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