Climate Group CEO Helen Clarkson has responded to President Biden's commitment to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030. The announcement was made ahead of the Leaders' Climate Summit, taking place on Earth Day.
Climate Group has acted as the official convenor of the US Climate Action Week, a series of high profile events in support of the summit hosted by businesses, government and the wider climate sector.
Helen Clarkson, CEO of the international non-profit the Climate Group, commented:
“It’s fantastic to see President Biden set out this commitment which is what the world needs as the US rejoins the global consensus on climate. In the last four years, businesses, states, and individuals across the US have delivered ambitious climate action in the absence of federal leadership. With support from an ambitious Administration, so much more can be done.
“However, urgent work is needed to deliver these emissions reductions. This is the Climate Decade – we must halve emissions by 2030. We look forward to seeing the policies that the Administration implements, matched by investment plans, to achieve these goals.”