With the increase of global temperatures and natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, world leaders gathered at the United Nations Summit 2021 to address the issue of climate change. This year’s summit, held in New York City, saw countries from around the world come together to discuss solutions and efforts to combat the growing crisis. Among the world leaders in attendance were the Presidents of the United States, China, Russia, France, and India, who all shared their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase renewable energy sources and work together internationally to address climate challenges.
At the summit, President Joe Biden committed the United States to cutting its fossil fuel emissions by 50 percent by the year 2030. This announcement is expected to be a groundbreaking move and may encourage other countries to follow suit. The President of China, Xi Jinping, pledged to stop financing coal-fired power plants overseas and to reduce carbon emissions, Canadian News Today citing the urgency needed to tackle climate change.