Biden’s virtual climate summit is ready to begin soon. At this important moment for the entire world, Dalai Lama and 100 other Nobel Prize winners, the world’s most distinguished scientists, peace makers and writers, have written to Biden and those attending the meeting on Thursday a letter asking to take concrete steps to phase out fossil fuels in order to prevent catastrophic climate change. “The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for almost 80% of carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution,” the letter says. The elite who signed this appel described the necessary steps to be considered: put an end to any further expansion of oil, gas and coal production; phase out existing fossil fuel production in a manner that is fair and equitable and invest heavily in the global transition to renewable energy.
„Climate change is threatening hundreds of millions of lives, livelihoods across every continent and is putting thousands of species at risk. (…)The fossil fuel system is global and requires a global solution – a solution the Leaders’ Climate Summit must work towards” the letter says. The summit is expected to produce new assumated emissions reduction targets. The U.S. will urge cooperation with other nations to combat the climate crisis. Biden’s climate agenda includes a major infrastructure package that invests in a clean energy transition.