WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has recently focused on boosting oil production To reduce rising gas costs, it shifts its focus to climate change On Friday he convened a virtual conference of some of the largest economies in the world.
Participants include China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the European Union. Egypt to host next UN summit on climate changeAnd One Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.
The conference is called the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate and was launched in 2009 under the chairmanship of President Barack Obama.
The White House said the meeting was “a continuation of the President’s efforts to use all the levers to resolve the global climate crisis.” Senior administration officials, who are not authorized to comment publicly before the event, said Biden would use the opportunity to encourage his colleagues to pursue additional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing methane leaks and getting zero-emission vehicles are among the priorities On the roads.
Officials say some countries are expected to announce more ambitious weather targets as part of the landmark agreement reached in Paris in 2015.
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But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Biden’s weather targets have been scrapped by raising the price of gasoline. It is facing political pressure to bring prices under control in the by-election yearThe Democratic president has called on US oil refineries to produce more fuel.
Biden is also expected to visit Saudi Arabia Next month. The White House recently praised the kingdom after OPEC + announced it would pump more oil To increase global supply.