What is the impact of Mr. Biden's promise on climate change?

November 9, 17:34

Following the confirmation of Mr. Biden's election, the Climate Action Tracker, a joint analysis team investigating climate change countermeasures, estimated and announced the impact of Mr. Biden's commitment on climate change.

Mr. Biden has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States to virtually zero by 2050.

According to the analysis team, if Mr. Biden's promise is fulfilled, it is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 75 gigatons in terms of carbon dioxide by 2050, which is the average global temperature by the end of this century. It is said that the rise can be suppressed by 0.1 degrees.

In addition, China, the largest emitter, is aiming for virtually zero emissions by 2060, and if this is achieved, it will be able to curb the rise in average temperature by 0.3 to 0.4 degrees, including the United States.

It is estimated that this will reduce the expected global average temperature rise from 2.3 degrees to 2.4 degrees by the end of this century, which is 2.7 degrees higher than before the Industrial Revolution.

In addition to the EU, China, and Japan, countries that account for more than half of the world's emissions will aim for virtually zero by the middle of this century, saying, "The goal of the Paris Agreement to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. It's not enough to achieve it, but it's closer than ever. "