Biden to Announce Emissions Goal At International Climate Summit this Week

Headline Roundup April 19th, 2021

President Joe Biden will announce his new emissions goals for addressing climate change at this week's international White House climate summit. Approximately 40 world leaders, including leaders from China and Russia, will virtually join Biden and climate envoy John Kerry to discuss climate action steps in order to meet the 2015 Paris agreement. The U.S. is also expected to unveil its national plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years at or ahead of the climate summit. This comes as 13 of the U.S.' leading electricity companies are pledging to work with Biden to slash carbon emissions; the companies also sent a letter to Biden, urging his administration to design a wide-reaching energy agenda to curb carbon emission more than 80% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Coverage from across the political spectrum covered the story; coverage from the left- and center provided speculation as to Biden's climate goals, and analysis of how those on different sides of the climate debate might respond to Biden's goals. Coverage from left-rated outlets also tended to focus on climate data.

Biden to Announce Emissions Goal At International Climate Summit this Week

From the Center
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As President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday with 40 world leaders, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in the U.S. but throughout the world.

The emissions target, eagerly awaited by all sides of the climate debate, will signal how aggressively Biden wants to move on climate change, a divisive and expensive issue that has riled Republicans to complain about job-killing government...

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From the Left
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Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in bold action to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years.

The US president has made the climate emergency one of his administration’s top priorities, and stated that clean growth must be the route for the US to rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

Biden and his climate envoy, John Kerry,...

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From the Right
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Thirteen of the nation’s leading electricity companies are pledging to work with President Biden to slash carbon emissions ahead of Thursday’s international White House summit on climate change.

On Friday, the companies sent a letter to Mr. Biden urging the administration to design a wide-reaching energy agenda to curb carbon emission more than 80% below 2005 levels by 2030.

“A federal policy framework can be designed to support the power sector’s deployment of strategies that are technically feasible, ensure reliability, and maintain affordability for customers,” the companies wrote.

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