Joe Biden

Opportunities from the fight for the climate

The recent Climate Summit convened by Joe Biden stages the return of the US to the international consensus with an ambitious plan that represents a great economic transformation

The International Climate Summit convened by the president of the United States, Joe Biden, held virtually due to the covid-19 pandemic with the participation of more than 40 presidents and prime ministers from around the world as well as leaders of economic sectors and environmental issues, has produced some very positive readings, interesting approaches and pending challenges after its closure this past Friday. 

This event, a prelude to the COP26 on climate change to be held in November in Glasgow, has staged the expected return of the United States to the international consensus in the fight against global warming after the relief in the White House and happily overcome the denial stage and Donald Trump’s obstructionist, who pulled the country out of the historic Paris Agreement. 

Biden has not only delivered a very committed speech on climate change, but has envisioned more ambitious goals and measures that represent a major transformation of his economy. The North American president – who has scored a great goal with the convening of this meeting – pledged to world leaders and the UN representation to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 with respect to the levels of 2005 with the objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

It is true that the goal set by Biden is somewhat lower than the European Union’s commitment, but, in addition to representing a radical change in North American policy in recent years, It is a great boost for the plans to fight climate change and a mirror for many highly polluting countries. 

This is one of the great virtues of Biden’s commitment, but not the only one. The focus of his approach, beyond the “moral obligation” implied in the climate fight against the disaster of global warming, is that it represents, in turn, a unique opportunity for the generation of wealth and the creation of jobs with “millions of well-paid jobs.” 

An affirmation that, as a great challenge that it is, requires an extraordinary social, business and economic transformation in each country under the institutional impulse to materialize. As Biden concluded at the Summit, “together we can do it.” This is one of the great virtues of Biden’s commitment, but not the only one. The focus of his approach, beyond the “moral obligation” implied in the climate fight against the disaster of global warming, is that it represents, in turn, a unique opportunity for the generation of wealth and the creation of jobs with “millions of well-paid jobs.” 

An affirmation that, as a great challenge that it is, requires an extraordinary social, business and economic transformation in each country under the institutional impulse to materialize. As Biden concluded at the Summit, “together we can do it.” This is one of the great virtues of Biden’s commitment, but not the only one. 

The focus of his approach, beyond the “moral obligation” implied in the climate fight against the disaster of global warming, is that it represents, in turn, a unique opportunity for the generation of wealth and the creation of jobs with “millions of well-paid jobs.” An affirmation that, as a great challenge that it is, requires an extraordinary social, business and economic transformation in each country under the institutional impulse to materialize. As Biden concluded at the Summit, “together we can do it.” in turn, a unique opportunity to generate wealth and create jobs with “millions of well-paid jobs.” 

An affirmation that, as a great challenge that it is, requires an extraordinary social, business and economic transformation in each country under the institutional impulse to materialize. As Biden concluded at the Summit, “together we can do it.” in turn, a unique opportunity to generate wealth and create jobs with “millions of well-paid jobs.” An affirmation that, as a great challenge that it is, requires an extraordinary social, business and economic transformation in each country under the institutional impulse to materialize. As Biden concluded at the Summit, “together we can do it.”

Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.