Biden seeks to reduce US carbon emissions in half by 2030

The president will announce a new goal on greenhouse gas emissions Thursday, calling on the country to slash emissions by 50 to 52%, from its peak 2005 levels, in the next nine years.
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and president Biden kicking off a virtual Earth day summit with world leaders on the issue of climate change announcing new goals for reducing America's greenhouse gas emissions. Chief white house correspondent Cecilia Vega has the very latest on all that. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Hey, Amy, good morning. This is basically president Biden and the administration sending a signal, a very strong signal that the U.S. Is back after former president trump pulled the country out of the Paris climate accords. The U.S. And China are the world's top two polluters and this is essentially president Biden laying out a big target. What he wants to do, the plan would be to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and nearly twice what president Obama set out in 2015. The administration, they're not offering a lot of details on exactly how they would do this at this point but really so much of this right now is about regaining the trust of the world and credibility when it comes to fighting climate change on the world stage and convincing other big nations around the world that they should try to do the same and make some of these same pushes. This is a virtual summit, Amy. 40 world leaders including some of -- some international rivals. China's she jink ping. . Thank you, Cecilia.

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