The two-day ‘Leaders Summit on Climate’ summit kicked off yesterday (April 22) at the initiative of the White House. Heads of state and government from 40 countries have virtually joined the climate summit. At the beginning of the conference, US Vice President Kamala Harris and US President Joe Biden welcomed everyone. The news media reported on the BBC.
In her opening remarks, Kamala Harris said, ‘I have discussed the climate crisis with many of you. We have learned about the water crisis. We also know the importance of using paid technology to succeed. ”
Orange Harris added, ‘Joe Biden is the first member of our Congress to focus on climate change. And he has confirmed that the United States is joining the Paris Agreement. ”
In his welcome address, US President Joe Biden emphasized the use of “clean technology”. “Science is not something to be denied,” he said. All of us, especially those known as the world’s largest economies, need to come forward and increase investment in refined technology. And we have to do it in the interest of our people.
“We know from science that it’s time to make a decision,” Biden said. It is in this decade that we must decide against the dire consequences of climate change. We need to make sure we keep the temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius. ”
After US President Joe Biden announced that the United States would halve its carbon emissions by 2030 to tackle climate change, Chinese President Xi Jinping also announced that his country would reduce it to zero by 2030. The two world leaders made the announcement at a virtual conference held on World Earth Day in Washington on Thursday, local time.
Joining the conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that carbon emissions would be reduced to zero by 2050. European Commission President Ursula von Dan Lien has promised to reduce the world’s carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2030.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced the Green Revolution. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the world to unite in tackling climate change. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and King Salman of Saudi Arabia also attended the virtual conference.
In his remarks at the Climate Summit, the Secretary-General thanked US President Biden for his commitment to reducing greenhouse gases by 50 to 52 percent by 2030. “Global temperatures have already reached 1.2 degrees Celsius,” he said, referring to the devastating effects of warming.
At the summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would strictly control the use of coal in the next few years and gradually reduce the use of fossil fuels in 2026-2030.
On the other hand, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not promised any new goals, but has promised to work with the United States on renewable energy by 2030 to accelerate investment.
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina also addressed the Climate Summit. In the virtual meeting, Sheikh Hasina lauded the United States’ return to the Paris Agreement, saying “Bangladesh appreciates this initiative” and the United States has expressed its willingness to join the international community.
Sheikh Hasina said, “We spend an average of five billion dollars every year to prevent and take appropriate action against the adverse effects of our climate, which is about 2.5 percent of our GDP.”
Among the world leaders who addressed the summit were Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.