29 ABRIL 2021
Renewable Energy development is becoming an important subject at the Climate Summit meeting
Last week, the final meeting of the Climate Summit was held virtually, the first meeting to be called by a President of the United States, a country which is responsible for 13% of the global greenhouse gas emissions.
The fight against Climate Change has become a measure of utmost importance. So much so that Pope Francis, who was invited to this climate summit, stressed the importance of caring for and protecting nature and biodiversity. In this way, most of the world’s major powers are showing strong and firm interest in promoting the development and use of Renewable Energy.
This meeting, which was attended by the majority of the world’s leaders of countries with the highest emissions, discussed the urgency of implementing actions to try to keep the earth’s temperature rise below 1.5ºC.
Countries such as China, India, or Russia, which are among the countries with the highest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, did not express greater commitments than what they had already undertaken in the past and submitted plans that exceed the 2050 deadline. For his part, President Biden, wanting to disassociate himself from his predecessor’s actions, announced new measures and a firm commitment to making America a leader in change.
Another major announcement made at this Climate Summit was issued by the President of the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen, who announced that Europe already has the first environmental law and a strong commitment to make Europe the first neutral continent, with 55% reduction in emissions by 2030 in its 27 member countries.
Another country that announced restrictions with closer dates is Japan, which will increase the emission reduction percentage from 26% to 46% by 2030.