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Climate Change

Suga stopped short of 50% emissions cut, after White House visit

Climate summit closes, kicking off global push to update Paris Agreement

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meet at the White House on April 16. The American leader did not demand a specific carbon reduction target during this meeting.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- U.S. President Joe Biden's summit on climate change closed on Friday after two days of talks, eliciting new 2030 carbon-reduction pledges from many countries. With Washington back at the table, the world has began a process of updating the Paris Agreement, with the next major event being the global summit in November in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

According to a summary released by the White House, announcements at the summit included:

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