President Joe Biden said he looked forward to working with Russia on technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as he addressed the second day of the White House climate summit.
World leaders have put aside their differences to discuss ways in which they can reduce emissions and halt global warming.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping were among the figures to speak during the first day of the summit despite months, if not years, of escalating tensions with Washington.
A day later, on Friday, Biden said he was pleased with Putin’s contribution.
“I am very heartened by President Putin’s call yesterday for the world to collaborate on advanced carbon dioxide removal,” he said. “And the United States looks forward to working with Russia and other countries on that endeavor.”
Biden said great progress had already been made but that more needs to