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US President Joe Biden opens virtual summit on climate change

Washington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden on Thursday announced at a virtual summit on climate, a US plan to fight global warming, in an attempt to change the image of his country on this issue.

Welcoming 40 world leaders attending the event, which is being held on Thursday and Friday as part of Earth Day celebrations, Biden said the US economy will reduce carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change, by 50 to 52 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.

No nation can solve this crisis alone, and this summit is a step on the path to a safe, prosperous and sustainable future and in this fight, which is a moral and economic imperative, and at the same time we see an ‘extraordinary opportunity,’ he said.

On this occasion, Biden expressed the intention to once again place the United States ‘in a position of global leadership on the issue,’ and urged other countries to make significant cuts as well. Biden used the occasion to demonstrate that the approach taken by his predecessor, Donald Trump, to the issue was an aberration, particularly after the former Republican ruler’s decision for the US to leave the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.