Biden Makes Vow at Climate Conference – US Will Do Its Part
(LibertySons.org) – At the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), prominent world leaders shared their thoughts on the state of Earth and their plans to preserve the planet. On November 7, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres remarked the world was heading in the wrong direction and doing so too fast. He stated we must act now before we reach a point of no return.
When President Joe Biden gave his statement, he made sure to address the secretary’s concerns. The US leader also boasted about how well his administration was addressing environmental needs and how he planned to continue helping the world.
Highlighting His Achievements
On November 11 at the COP27, Biden spoke to the conference attendees. He made a point to highlight all of his work to back up the fight against global warming and added his commitment has been a career-long effort. The president noted he was the first to bring up climate-related legislation in Congress in 1986.
Biden bragged about his “bold” environmental agenda, noting the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act as the “most important climate bill” in history. The Commander in Chief said he got the US back into the Paris Agreement and solidified the Kigali Amendment to help end the use of HFCs. President Biden explained his administration is upgrading infrastructure and transportation to support clean energy within the United States. He also noted lawmakers were passing new measures requiring suppliers to the federal government to report emissions and align their goals with the Paris Agreement.
Outlining Future Work
The US will assist other nations as well. Biden committed to increasing support to $11 billion by 2024 for the Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience and promised to fight for funding for all initiatives to provide money to other countries for climate issues. The president talked about the Global Methane Pledge to cut methane pollution by 30% by 2030 to curb global warming. Biden explained he introduced an updated Methane Emissions Reduction Act Plan, backing the United States’ commitment to the pledge with a $20 billion investment and regulations on those emitting the gas. The effort is part of a goal to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Biden made a point to note that environmental policy is the foundation for economic policy. He said the United States’ promise to assist other nations and continue to boost its own policies would help “avert the climate hell,” which the Secretary-General cautioned was on its way during his remarks.
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