Biden says he looks forward to working with Putin on climate change and advocates for more green-friendly jobs alongside billionaire Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg on the second day of the summit.
- President Joe Biden said he was encouraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call to remove carbon dioxide to combat climate change
- Biden spoke Friday morning as part of the second day of the White House’s Leaders Summit on Climate
- The program also featured performances by billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates
President Joe Biden said Friday that he was encouraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call to work together on carbon dioxide removal to combat climate change, and looked forward to working with Russia.
Biden spoke Friday morning as part of the second day of the White House’s Leaders Summit on Climate, featuring performances from Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates.
“Today’s last session isn’t about the threat of climate change, it’s about the opportunities that tackling climate change offers,” said Biden. “It is an opportunity to create millions of well-paid jobs worldwide in innovative sectors.”
President Joe Biden said Friday that he was pleased that Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to work with world leaders to reduce CO2 emissions when he opened Day No. 2 of the White House’s Leaders Summit on Climate.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Virtual Day No. 1 of the White House Leaders Summit on Climate
He praised the great progress the leaders had already made, and more efforts were needed from governments and the private sector to ensure a smooth transition to a clean energy future.
‘If we invest in climate resilience and infrastructure, we create opportunities for everyone,’ said Biden.
The president used that moment to promote his American Jobs Plan, which is still under negotiation on Capitol Hill.
“This is a time for all of us to build a better economy for our children, our grandchildren,” the president continued.
Biden said America is “ moving back into a leadership role ” and pledged to work with other countries to research and implement new strategies to decarbonise key industries.
Biden said future jobs will include installing electric vehicle charging stations, solar panel manufacturing, researching sustainable farming practices, and working in other new industries.
But he said economic transitions should not leave other workers behind.
He said, “We need to make sure that employees who did well in yesterday’s and today’s industry” also have a bright future.
Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who briefly took on President Joe Biden in the Democratic primaries last year, argued Friday that the fight against climate change depends on improving financial transparency about the risks of global warming. soil.
Bloomberg, the billionaire ex-New York City mayor who briefly served as Biden’s Democratic rival last year, and Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, helped Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy on Day No. 2 of the summit.
Bloomberg said fighting climate change will depend on improving financial transparency about the risks of global warming.
Bloomberg said on Friday that companies must provide financial information about climate risks so investors can send funding to companies mitigating threats from climate change.
He said that historic investment is needed to meet the challenge of global warning.
Bloomberg said mayors and CEOs are telling him they want to do more to address climate change, but need more help.
The multibillionaire founder of a financial data and news company is a UN special envoy on climate change issues.
Bill Gates, co-founder of billionaire Microsoft, thanked President Joe Biden and US climate envoy John Kerry for restoring America’s leading role on climate, “ what some interpreted as a dig at former President Donald Trump
Gates thanked Biden and US climate envoy John Kerry “ for restoring America’s leading role on climate ” – what some saw as a dig at former President Donald Trump, who left the US in the early months of his administration. the Paris climate agreement.
“This is a very promising moment,” Gates said.
Gates said activists and youth are rightly demanding action.
He said, “Governments around the world are meeting those demands with ambitious commitments.”
Gates said climate change is “an incredibly complex issue and using only current technologies will not allow us to achieve our ambitious goals.”