‘Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’
US president tells virtual climate summit that ‘time is short’ to address dangerous global heating in a break from Trump era. The initiative has also fostered a new climate of co-operation between world leaders’ – Guardian overview
Climate Action Tracker: Response to the Biden initiative ‘Yesterday’s climate action announcements at US President Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate, together with those announced since September last year, have narrowed the 2030 emissions gap by around 12-14% (2.6-3.7 GtCO2e), according to a provisional post-Summit analysis by the Climate Action Tracker. The largest contributions came from the US, the EU+UK, China and Japan’.
Carbon dioxide to be cut by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels, the prime minister is to say later this week’ – Guardian
A new ‘soft plastics’ recycling point, for items such as bread bags and crisp packets, in a Tesco store in London. Photograph: PA
The tougher target for carbon reduction could dramatically reshape the fortunes of several industries – for better or worse – Guardian