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The Latest: Johnson welcomes US commitment on emissions

Apr. 22, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 9:50 a.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed the United States' new commitment to halve emissions as a “game-changing” announcement....

At 'moment of peril,' Biden opens global summit on climate

Apr. 22, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that the United States and other big economies must "get this done,” President Joe Biden opened a global climate summit Thursday aimed at getting world leaders to dig deeper on emissions cuts. The United States pledged to cut in half the amount of...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Biden pushes for momentum as US returns to climate fight

Apr. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a global summit Thursday aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to move faster against climate change. The president's...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Apr. 21, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly...

China's Xi to participate in Biden's climate summit

Apr. 21, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week, the government announced Wednesday. Xi will participate in the online event by video link from Beijing and “deliver an important speech," the official...

Amid US strains, China's Xi warns against 'unilateralism'

Apr. 20, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for more equitable management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of U.S. dominance, said governments shouldn’t impose rules on others. Xi’s speech at an economic forum comes amid rising...

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Apr. 18, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement...

After China, US envoy Kerry in S. Korea for climate talks

Apr. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with South Korea’s foreign minister in Seoul on Saturday for talks ahead of a virtual climate summit of world leaders called by President Joe Biden for next week. Kerry arrived in South Korea after a four-day...