- President Joe Biden is pledging to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030, in the latest push by the administration to aggressively combat climate change.
- The target more than doubles the country’s prior commitment under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
- The announcement comes before the president hosts a closely watched climate summit on Thursday with world leaders from countries like China and India.
Biden’s pledge is in line with what environmental groups and hundreds of executives at major companies have pushed for. The president will announce the target at the closely watched global leaders’ climate summit on Thursday and Friday, during which he hopes to urge global cooperation to address the climate crisis at the summit.