President Joe Biden has apologized to world leaders at the Glasgow Climate Change Summit.
“Not only is the United States back at the table (the negotiations), but we hope that it will vigorously lead our example,” President Biden said.
“I know that wasn’t the case and that’s why my administration is working overtime to prove that our climate commitment is action, not word.”
Then, at a smaller event, Biden apologized directly.
“I suppose I shouldn’t apologize, but I do apologize for the fact that the United States, in the previous administration, withdrew from the Paris Agreement,” the president said, referring to the global agreement reached in the French capital in 2015. To attack the problem of climate change.
Trump removed the United States from the Paris Agreement, in response to a demand from more conservative sectors that deny climate change and believe measures to limit environmental damage could harm the American economy.
Biden did so without mentioning his predecessor, former President Trump, though he did so by referring to the previous administration. The president acknowledged that in the past the United States did not act on climate change despite being one of the countries in the world (along with China) that generates the most gas emissions.
In the same speech, Biden announced the launch of a “Presidential Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience” in the face of climate change.
The summit is considered one of the most important and important climate summits to try to correct the course of the climate catastrophe.
Biden warned that climate change is already “destroying the world.”