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FAQ: America's New Promise On Climate

The U.S. is planning to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is America's return to the international climate stage. We break it down for you.
An oil and gas processing plant in Lake Charles, La. in October 2020. The Biden administration is expected to announce aggressive new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Source: Chandan Khanna

The White House is hosting a two-day summit on climate change this week where leaders from 40 countries will discuss plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately reverse global warming.

The summit highlights the United States' return to the Paris climate agreement, and it is the Biden administration's first major opportunity to reestablish the country as a trustworthy player in international climate diplomacy.

The administration is expected to promise to sharply reduce American greenhouse gas emissions and to help poorer countries pay for the costs of climate change.

The U.S. will also use the summit to invite other countries to announce new, bolder climate goals.

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