COP27: Biden says the climate crisis is about 'very life of the planet'

U.S. President Joe Biden told the COP27 climate conference in Egypt that global warming posed an existential threat to the planet and promised the United States would meet its targets for fighting it.

His speech was intended pump up global ambition to prevent the worst of climate change, even as a slew of other crises - from a land war in Europe to rampant inflation - distract international focus.

Washington and the EU also issued a joint declaration alongside Japan, Canada, Norway, Singapore and Britain pledging more action on oil industry methane. That declaration was meant to build on an international deal launched last year and since signed by around 130 nations to cut economy-wide emissions 30% this decade.

Credit: Reuters 

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