The Climate Summit, which was hosted by the USA in a virtual environment upon the invitation of US President Joe Biden to 40 world leaders on March 26, started with Biden’s speech.
The two-day summit will focus on reducing carbon emissions in the next 10 years, promoting non-state actors working for the economic benefits of climate activities, especially through employment, transformation technologies and global climate change.
Making the opening speech at the summit, US President Biden stated that they touched on the effects of climate change in his new infrastructure plan, and said, “I want to build our critical infrastructure and apply clean technology to them. These will be investments both today and tomorrow.” used the expression.
Emphasizing that science cannot be denied and cannot remain inactive about climate change, Biden explained that they have proposed establishing electric vehicle charging stations throughout the country as part of the infrastructure package, preventing gas leaks in old mines, and making the necessary regulations regarding carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.
“FOR A HEALTHY, FAIR AND CLEAN PLANET”
Underlining that all sectors in the country have important roles at the point of climate change, Biden said, “The USA is planning to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. As a nation, we are moving towards this goal. A healthier, fairer and cleaner planet, not just to live more prosperous And if we take economic steps for this, we can achieve this. ” gave his message.
ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS UP TO 2050
Emphasizing that the USA also aims to reach a zero carbon emission level by 2050, Biden said, “However, America constitutes less than 50 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. No nation can solve this problem alone. As the countries representing the world’s largest economies. we must take a step. ” called.
Noting that all countries should take bold steps in the name of clean energy, Biden said, “Let’s race for a more sustainable future. This is the only way we can deal with this existential crisis of our age. We know how important it is.” said.
Pointing out that today’s summit is also an important step for the climate summit to be held in Glasgow in November, Biden thanked all participants.
“DIPLOMACY” HIGHLIGHT AT THE SUMMIT FROM BLINKEN
On the other hand, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointed out the importance of a global cooperation in combating climate change and stated that all countries should act together in tackling this global problem.
Blinken emphasized that ways to solve this problem should be searched jointly by making diplomacy more work, and in this respect, the Climate Summit is an important opportunity.
World leaders such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the European Union (EU) Council Charles Michel, as well as the spiritual leader of the Catholic world, Pope Franciscus, will also attend the summit. President Erdogan is expected to speak at the first session today.
NEW PRESIDENT OF THE USA JOE BIDEN