Tag: Joe Biden

Biden to unveil pledge to slash global methane emissions by 30%

US-led alliance includes 90 countries but China, India and Russia have not joined the methane pact See all our Cop26 coverage US president Joe Biden will try to underscore his green credentials by unveiling an action plan to control methane, regarded by the administration as the single most potent way to combat the climate crisis […]

Biden heads to crucial climate talks as wary allies wonder if US will deliver

President faces challenges to reassert US credibility after Trump but critics say Biden’s actions have yet to match his words With no major climate legislation firmly in hand and international allies still smarting after four bruising years of Donald Trump, Joe Biden faces a major challenge to reassert American credibility as he heads to crucial […]

Developing nations welcome US climate finance pledge but warn more is needed

Rest of G20 should follow Joe Biden’s lead on funding commitments, says climate envoy Developing countries and campaigners welcomed the offer of increased climate finance from the US president, Joe Biden, at the UN on Tuesday, but warned that rich countries needed to do more to ensure the poorest received the assistance they need. Biden, […]

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires

The president warned that ‘we need to act now’ as trail of destruction blighted west, south and north-east The widespread destruction caused by extreme weather coast to coast, with Hurricane Ida spreading devastation from Louisiana to New York while record wildfires scorch California, prompted Joe Biden to level with America this week, saying it was […]

By pushing for more oil production, the US is killing its climate pledges | Adam Tooze

If Joe Biden is serious about tackling the climate crisis he must use his country’s leverage to curb fossil fuels, not boost them The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has driven home just how dangerous the climate crisis is. Faced with this unprecedented and unique challenge, the central question is: can we […]

Climate crisis is driving US heatwave, says Joe Biden – video

The US president blamed the climate crisis for a record-breaking heatwave when he met governors from western states as fierce wildfires burn in northern California. ‘Climate change is driving a dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought,’ Biden said. ‘Wildfires are not a partisan phenomenon. They don’t stop at a county or a state […]

Last chance to reverse the UK’s shameful international aid cuts | Letters

Desmond Whyms on the opportunity this weekend’s G7 meeting presents for global leaders to put pressure on the British government. Plus, Henrietta L Moore on what leaders must do to genuinely ‘Build Back Better’ World leaders are meeting this weekend a few miles from my home in Penzance, Cornwall, in what could be our best […]

Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim

Unfounded claims do not reflect president’s proposals to tackle global heating, which make no mention of meat consumption At a major summit hosted by Joe Biden last week, a procession of world leaders fretted over the spiraling dangers of the climate crisis, with some pledging further cuts to planet-heating emissions, others touting their embrace of […]

Biden vows US will work with Russia on climate

Countries with poor track records on climate change, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, were also courted at virtual summit The US will work with Russia on ways to combat the climate crisis, President Joe Biden has announced, saying he looked forward to joint efforts and was “very heartened” by the country’s call for collaboration on […]

Environment minister Sussan Ley says climate action not her portfolio in stoush with states

Ley understood to have told state counterparts coordinating with them on climate mitigation beyond her portfolio The environment minister, Sussan Ley, has rebuffed a push by her state counterparts to be kept in the loop about the Morrison government’s plans for climate action ahead of international talks in Glasgow in November – telling them she […]