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The virtual summit also included 40 other world leaders.
- We are keeping an eye on the planet on this Earth Day. President Biden has pledged the US will cut coal and petroleum emissions in half over the next nine years.
The president made the announcement at the kickoff of a global virtual Earth Day summit. 40 world leaders joined in President Biden, calling it a moral imperative to recommit to the goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement.
JOE BIDEN: Meeting this moment is about more than preserving our planet. It's also about providing a better future for all of us.
- The president also announced the US will double its annual climate financing to developing countries.