The President of the United States, Joe Biden, convenes a new meeting with the leaders of the major economies on Energy and Climate (MEF) to discuss efforts to combat the global climate crisis next September.
The virtual meeting is based on the Climate Leaders Summit hosted by Democrats in April and takes place six weeks before the United Nations Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, which will set the course for global climate efforts next year.
According to the White House, the US president will “emphasize the urgency and economic benefits of stronger climate action” and “call on leaders from COP 26 and beyond to strengthen their climate ambitions.”
The official statement said Biden will “outline plans to leverage the Glasgow MEF as a launching pad for collective and concerted efforts to accelerate climate action in this pivotal decade.”
Since taking office, the US president has backed the United States to the Paris Agreement and to limit warming to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial, reducing US emissions to 50 from 2005 levels by 2030. The Leaders Summit has pledged to reduce 52%. Level.
“The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released last month and an accelerated cycle of climate-caused disasters around the world underscore the urgency of dramatically intensifying action this decade to keep the 1.5-degree target within reach.” did.” Note concludes. (ANSA)