October 27, 2021
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Joe Biden brings leaders together to discuss climate change and reduce polluting gases | temper nature

Hey President of the United States, Joe BidenOrganized, on Friday (17), the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF), online, to discuss with world leaders on efforts to combat climate change.

The idea of ​​the meeting is to try to create momentum before a conference United nations On climate change this year, the COP26scheduled for November 1-12.

Brazil did not participate in the meeting – Who gathered among Latin American leadersand heads Argentina e do Mexico (See details below).

In the opening speech, Biden spoke about methane emissions.

“We have to commit to reducing methane by 30% from 2020 in 2030. This will have the side effect of improving public health and agriculture,” he said.

Although it has Shorter life and less abundant than carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH₄) is much more powerful at capturing heat it’s yours The effect on global warming is more than 80 times (from carbon dioxide) in the short term.

You are United States of America it’s at European Union agree Try to cut gas emissions by about a third by the end of this decade Other large economies are paying to join them, according to documents seen by Reuters.

The White House announced this week that Biden hopes to use the Leaders Forum after COP26 to continue pushing for measures to combat climate change.

President Jair Bolsonaro did not attend the meeting, but Alberto Fernandez, of Argentina, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, of Mexico, were confirmed to attend.

See the list of participants:

  • Alberto Fernandez from Argentina
  • Sheikh Hasina from Bangladesh
  • Charles Michel from the Council of Europe
  • Ursula von der Leyen from the European Union
  • Joko Widodo and Indonesia
  • Moon Jae In, Da Korea Do Sol
  • Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico
  • Boris Johnson from the United Kingdom
  • Antonio Guterres of the United Nations

Developing countries

In his opening speech, Biden twice cited developing countries. “We are also committed to helping developing countries that want to improve the environment. We have taken steps to improve jobs by giving up oil and gas wells,” he said.

“We have to support developing countries, and we want to double our climate finance by 2024. I can assure you that we are moving forward to mobilize $6 billion. [cerca de R$ 32 bilhões] per year for these countries.

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