Biden pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030




President Biden is expected to pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 50% from 2005 levels by 2030, according to a senior White House official. The administration will express this as a range that has not yet been announced.

Fifty percent or more is an aggressive goal and the administration is hoping it will spur other countries to make similarly aggressive pledges. For context, the U.S under the Paris climate agreement pledged to reduce emissions by 26%–28% below 2005 levels by 2025. 

But in the long term, Paris has set a goal of net-zero emissions for countries by 2050. Before the expected announcement by the administration, the president had not set a shorter-term emissions goal. 

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