Biden commits to new climate emissions target
April 26, 2021
During a virtual summit consisting of 41 world leaders, President Joe Biden called for further climate action, pledging that the U.S. would cut its emissions in half by the end of the decade.
Other countries followed suit, committing to more drastic cuts as well, although some chose not to announce new commitments. Despite this, Biden stressed global responsibility throughout the Leaders Summit. Still, Biden acknowledged the U.S.’ role in contributing to climate change. However, many have noted that Biden’s promise requires the approval of Congress before policies can be implemented.
While some believe that the goals set are ambitious but achievable, others expressed serious doubts and concerns. Still, even with these new pledges, some climate activists claim that the new targets are not enough, and the U.S. can do more to address the climate crisis.