US vows to cut its emissions at least 50% by 2030 ahead of climate summit

US vows to cut its emissions at least 50% by 2030 ahead of climate summitApril 22, 2021

Move comes as the US scrambles to regain international credibility after the climate denialist presidency of Donald Trump

The US has vowed to cut its planet-heating emissions by at least half by the end of the decade, in a ramping up of ambition aimed at rallying other countries to do more to confront the climate crisis.

Ahead of a virtual gathering of dozens of world leaders in a climate summit called by Joe Biden, which begins on Thursday, the White House said the US will aim to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by between 50% and 52% by 2030, based on 2005 levels.

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