Al Drago – Pool / Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden delivers remarks during a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate with 40 world leaders at the East Room of the White House on Thursday in Washington, D.C. President Biden pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. (Al Drago – Pool / Getty Images)
President Joe Biden committed the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 as part of its renewed pledged to the Paris climate agreement.
“These steps will set America on a path of net-zero emissions economy by no later than 2050,” Biden said.
“But the truth is, America represents less than 15 percent of the world’s emissions. No nation can solve this crisis on our own,