US President Joe Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030: Report

US President Joe Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030: Report

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US President Joe Biden will pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 (File)

US President Joe Biden will pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030, The Washington Post reported citing two people familiar with the matter.

The move comes as Biden convenes a virtual summit of more than three dozen world leaders, aimed at ratcheting up international climate ambitions and re-establishing the United States as a leader in the effort to slow the planet's warming.

The planned US pledge represents a near-doubling of the target that the nation committed to under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, when former president Barack Obama vowed to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent compared with 2005 levels, The Washington Post reported. However, a White House official said a final decision had not been made.

"The Biden-Harris administration will do more than any in history to meet our climate crisis," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a speech on Monday. "This is already an all-hands-on-deck effort across our government and across our nation. Our future depends on the choices we make today."

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