World United States: Biden is expected to go to COP26 without Climate Agreement
Climate change: Boris Johnson's secret COP26 weapon may have to be shame
Given the severity of the climate crisis, one might assume that agreement on key issues would be simple. But politics and science have a complicated relationship and, in 2021, multilateralism relies as much on political self-interest as it does on facts.It's now less than two weeks until Boris Johnson welcomes the world to Glasgow, Scotland, where he will host the COP26 international climate talks at a crucial moment in our planet's history.
USA-Biden-Infrastructure: United States: Biden is expected to go to COP26 without climate agreement
Washington (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden is expected to go to Europe without agreement on the measures to be put in place to combat climate change, the chances of seeing accepted Wednesday the investment plan that divides members of the Congress dwindling.
Joe Biden is expected to leave for Rome on Thursday morning to take part in the G20 leaders' meeting, before going to the UN Glasgow Climate Conference in Scotland.
Biden sees American credibility on the line as he races to lock down climate action ahead of Glasgow
President Joe Biden wanted the stakes to be perfectly clear when he sat down with nine liberal Democrats in the Oval Office Tuesday to discuss ongoing legislative negotiations. © Al Drago/Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate with 40 world leaders at the East Room of the White House April 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030.
COP26 should allow Joe Biden to present the efforts made by the United States to counter climate change and call other countries to take similar action.
But its investment plan from 1,500 to 2,000 billion dollars (from around 1,300 to € 1,7250 billion) devoted to social and climate expenditure remains burned in intrapartisan quarrels, as well as the infrastructure plan of 1,000 billion dollars that also includes climate-related measures.
A Democrat said it was too late for an agreement to be finalized before the departure of the US president. Others added that an agreement found Wednesday seemed unlikely.
The White House sought earlier on Wednesday to present as still "realistic" the fact that the plan of expenses signed by Joe Biden could get the support of the Congress by Thursday, but conceded that it could have Going for Europe without a final agreement in hand.
"Of course, he would like to leave with an agreement," said the spokesman for the White House, Jen Psaki. She added, however, that world leaders "look at the commitment of the president" in the field of infrastructure and climate, and not what is voted in the Congress.
(Reporting Jeff Mason and Jarrett Renshaw; French version Camille Raynaud)
'Thin' Pacific island teams at COP26 spark fears of inequity .
NEW DELHI (AP) — Only four Pacific islands will be represented by their leaders at upcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, with most island nations forced to send smaller teams. The development has sparked fears that the voices of these countries — whose very existence is threatened by climate change despite contributing only a fraction of the world's emissions — may not be heard at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, which begins on Sunday. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct.