Following the inauguration of President Biden, the EU is immediately engaging with the new U.S. Administration on tackling the climate crisis. In a bilateral videoconference this afternoon, Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, will discuss the preparation of the COP26 climate summit with the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry.
Executive Vice-President Timmermans and High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell issued yesterday a Joint Statement, welcoming the decision by President Biden for the United States to re-join the Paris Agreement:
The EU submitted a new Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCCC Secretariat in December 2020, as part of its implementation of the Paris Agreement. The EU has committed to a 55% net reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, as a stepping stone to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.