US, Canada Pledge ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2050’
VOA says the US and Canada have agreed to “double down” on efforts “to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, following his first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader since taking office last month.
Trudeau said that “U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years,” specifically on addressing climate change — a criticism of former President Trump’s four years in power when the United States pursued an “America First” agenda, neglecting alliances and multilateral relationships.
“As we’re preparing the joint rollout and communique from this one, it’s nice when the Americans aren’t pulling out all references to climate change and, instead, adding them in,” Trudeau said.