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Climate Change

Japan and US pledge sharper cuts by 2030 at Biden climate summit

But activist Greta Thunberg says they are hardly enough

U.S. President Joe Biden listens to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the virtual climate summit on April 22.

NEW YORK/TOKYO -- A two-day, virtual climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden kicked off Thursday, with world leaders promising to take concrete actions to secure a greener future.

"The United States sets out on the road to cut greenhouse gases in half by the end of this decade," Biden said in his opening speech from the White House. A fact sheet released earlier announced a target of a 50%-52% cut from its 2005 level by 2030.

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