President Biden urged world leaders to work swiftly and together to face the consequences of the changing climate of the Earth, but did not specifically address heavy pollutants such as China.

Tensions between the US and the world’s largest carbon dioxide emissions have been high in the past few months.

Speaking on an economic forum on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more equitable management of global affairs and criticized the “unilateralism of individual countries” in the US.

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However, US climate envoy John Kerry visits China Just a few days ago and during negotiations in Shanghai, renewed joint efforts to deal with the issue.

Xi – A Last Minute Addition – On First Day of International Attendance Talks First Among Global Figures Leaders’ Summit on Climate, Although he made no reference to previous disputes with the US and said that China would work with the US to cut emissions.

“Protecting the environment means protecting productivity, and promoting the environment is promoting productivity. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

In his opening remarks, Biden stated that working to preserve the planet is not only necessary, but also about “providing a better future for all of us”.

President Joe Biden spoke in Washington on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from the East Room of the White House for the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate.  (AP Photo / Ivan Vukie)

President Joe Biden spoke in Washington on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from the East Room of the White House for the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. (AP Photo / Ivan Vukie)

“That’s why, when people talk about climate, I think jobs. An extraordinary job creation and economic opportunities are ready within our climate response, which is what they said.” “That’s why I have proposed investing heavily in American infrastructure and American innovation to exploit the economic opportunity. Climate change presents our workers and our communities, especially those who often – leave out Are given and left behind. “

Biden promised to create an important infrastructure for the production and deployment of clean technology, and assured that after consulting with experts he sees the possibilities of a more prosperous and equitable future, including “millions of well-paid middle-class union jobs” .

on Thursday, US unemployed claims Dropped to 547,000 – a new epidemic low, as layoffs ease and the economy continues again.

Biden too Vowed to reduce carbon emissions In half by the year 2030 With steps He says that will put the country on the path of “net-zero emissions later than 2050”.

In his vision for green infrastructure, Biden said workers would buy thousands of miles of transmission lines for a “clean, modern, resilient grid”, capping hundreds of oil and gas wells and rebuilding abandoned coal mines, electric vehicles. Will build and install. 500,000 charging stations across the country build new carbon capture and green hydrogen plants and deploy state-of-the-art agricultural equipment. “

“To sustain those investments and keep these people working, the United States goes on the road to cutting our greenhouse gases by the end of this decade,” he said, adding that the cost of inaction “just keeps rising.” “And” Science is indisputable. “

After this Biden gave his address 40 are invited, Stating that the US represents less than half the world’s emissions and “no nation can solve this crisis alone.”

Attendees included Russian President Vladimir Putin; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; French President Emmanuel Macron; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihida Suga; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro; Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obredor; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoआनan; And Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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“All of us, all of us – and especially those of us who represent the world’s largest economies – we have to move forward,” Biden said. [a] The future of clean energy will win good jobs tomorrow and make our economies more resilient and more competitive. The president emphasized that there is a “moral imperative” to raise the Earth’s temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius before the November United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

“It is a moral imperative, an economic imperative. Moments of crisis, but also a moment of extraordinary causes. Time is short, but I believe we can do it and I believe we will do it. ”

“We really don’t have a choice. We have to meet it,” Biden said.

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Were climate activists Posted on Twitter on Thursday In reference to Biden’s plans to march to the White House to dump cow feces, they say “b —— t” and are not rigid enough.

The Biden administration’s pledge would require America’s most ambitious climate efforts as scientists say man-made climate change is deteriorating on many fronts around the world.

Virtual peak, Is scheduled to continue through Friday nights, Was held on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day of the United States.

Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-MD, hoping to highlight the issue on a national level. Earth Day created in the spring of 1970 Advocating legal and regulatory mechanisms to protect the environment.

After 20 million Americans took to the streets in support of the cause, Congress authorized the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December of the same year.

Now, Says EarthDay.org The day is “widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than one billion people each year as a day of action.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.