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President Joe Biden will host a world summit of leaders on Thursday and Friday, asking the US to announce an updated target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and press for cooperation with other nations to tackle the climate crisis.

When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he must address a daunting issue: how to present a non-binding yet symbolic target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that has tangible effects not merely on US climate efforts and efforts, but on the global body as well.

John Kerry, Biden’s climate affairs adviser, has pressed world leaders, both in person and online, for pledges and alliances in the efforts ahead of the summit.

The United States is already a global leader in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, Barrasso said, adding that Biden ought to “make American energy as clean as we can, as fast as we can, without raising costs for consumers.”

Nathaniel Keohane, another of Obama’s former White House advisers and now a vice chair of the Environmental Defense Fund, said experts had agreed on a need to cut emissions by at least 50% by 2030.

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