Boris Johnson must match President Joe Biden’s “political will” to take bold action on the climate crisis, experts have said.
Biden’s commitment to protect at least 30 per cent of US land and ocean areas by 2030 is a source of “true hope”, according to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
“This action is essential to reversing nature’s decline, fighting climate breakdown and protecting millions of people around the world,” EJF executive director Steve Trent said.
“It is vital that the UK Government match this commitment ahead of hosting COP 26 in November this year.”
Biden ordered a stop to most oil and gas drilling on public land, which counts for nearly a quarter of all US greenhouse gas emissions, as well as recommitting to the Paris Agreement.
The US Government’s fleet of vehicles will change to all-electric and Biden promised to prioritise environmental justice. He pledged to protect Black and brown communities from global warming through new funding and policies.