The United States played host to the Leaders Summit on Climate Thursday, as the nation seeks to reassert itself as a global leader on climate action. China, the world’s biggest emitter, announced an ambitious target of its own vowing to curb carbon emissions by 2060. Earlier I spoke with Jared Blumenfeld, California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection and started by asking him about China’s goals.
Joining the discussion:
- Changhua Wu is Executive Director of the Professional Association for China’s Environment.
- Barbara Finamore is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.
- Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist.
President Biden: "Today's final session is not about the threat of climate change poses, it's about the opportunity that addressing climate change provides. It's an opportunity to create millions of good-paying jobs around the world in innovative sectors." pic.twitter.com/k1ecvzMUYS
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Greta Thunberg has changed her Twitter description to "bunny hugger" in an apparent dig at Boris Johnson who used the phrase at a virtual global summit on climate change https://t.co/M0qCSm2lvn
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 23, 2021
Around the world, millions of tons of food are thrown away, but there's a way we can all work to minimize the waste and impact climate change.
CGTN's Gabriel Yin Yue has more on this episode of The Changing Climate. pic.twitter.com/AMSk4IM6ol
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