Biden: U.S. will meet its climate goals

Biden joined leaders from over 100 countries in Glasgow for the start of the COP26 climate conference, which kicked off on the heels of the G20 summit in Rome that concluded with a statement that urged "meaningful and effective" action on climate change but left huge work for negotiators to ensure an ambitious outcome.

Biden, who succeeded former president Donald Trump in January, acknowledged on Monday (November 1) that the United States had not always led by example on climate change.

Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord; Biden returned it when he took office.

Biden announced a long-term strategy laying out how the United States would achieve a longer-term goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

In his COP26 remarks, Biden said the world needed to help developing nations in the climate fight.

"Right now we're still falling short," he said.

Biden plans to work with the U.S. Congress to launch a $3 billion program in 2024 aimed at helping developing countries adapt to and manage the impacts of climate change through locally led measures.

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