On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed US President Joe Biden’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emission to 50% by 2030 as a “game-changer” for the world. He urged the richest nations to invest in climate action.
Today at Leaders virtual Summit on Climate, the US President committed that it would aim to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. The UK PM mentioned it as a transformative impact in the global fight against climate change.
He stressed that taking measures to fight against climate change would also create job opportunities and growth in the world economy.
Mr. Johnson said that countries can grow their economies and also reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the same time. He cited the UK’s economic growth of 73 % since 1990 and also reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 42%.
PM Johnson pointed to the UK as the first country to pass legislation for net zero and has reached halfway to its target of achieving net zero carbon emissions.
He highlighted speeding up of planned goals ahead of the UK’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November that will deliver 78% of the reductions needed to reach that goal by 2035.
The UK PM further stated that to have harmony with nature which means to tackle climate change sustainably, using the new technologies with originality and optimistically is necessary.
He also added new solutions with optimum usage of crops that are super-resistant to drought or more accurate weather forecasts is also required.
Johnson added that the process is not easy and there would be political challenges too but the investment is not all about some expensive politically-correct green act of ‘bunny hugging’.
He urged nations to use the incredible technologies that work to make this decade the moment of critical change in the fight against climate change and stay united.