MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:25:07 +0000 Biden launches first ever US climate finance plan http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/8daa82682faa46b3b22331c68d75ddb9 President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries to try to spur global efforts against climate change. The president declared the U.S. States was launching its "first ever international climate finance plan." (April 22) 8daa82682faa46b3b22331c68d75ddb9 Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:36:53 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEWashington, DC - 22 April 20211. Wide, U.S. President Joe Biden walks into room2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"Today we are issuing America's first ever international climate finance plan. This plan represents our vision for financing the global the global climate response in a coordinated way. It lays out specific steps that federal agencies of the United States will take to increase both the quality and quantity of climate financing. And it will help us spur the private sector to contribute more to climate solutions in developing nations and here at home, as well. You know, this moment demands urgency. Good ideas and good intentions aren't good enough. We need to ensure that the financing will be there, both public and private, to meet the moment on climate change and to help us seize the opportunity for good jobs, strong economies and a more secure world. I'm confident. I'm confident that we're going to get this done together. I look forward to the progress we're going to make together in today's session. So let's move on."3. Pan, Biden walks to table joining White House Climate Envoy John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen4.SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, White House Climate Envoy: ++ STARTS, FINISHES ON WIDE SHOT++"Mr. President, thank you very much for your leadership and the sense of urgency which you are calling everybody to account for. Creating a net zero economy and doing it as rapidly as possible is an enormous challenge. It will require mobilizing finance at an absolutely unprecedented level, and it will require governments to help facilitate the net zero transition around the world and to help especially. And we've heard it again and again from the leaders this morning, the vulnerable countries, the people who just don't have the finance or the technology or the ability to do this."5. Pan, tableSTORYLINE:President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate on cutting emissions despite their own sharp rivalries with the United States.Speaking from a TV-style set for the second session of a virtual summit of 40 world leaders, Biden declared the United States was launching its "first ever international climate finance plan."He said it represents a vision for how the US would help finance global response in a coordinate way.This moment requires urgency, Biden said, "good ideas and good intentions aren't good enough. We need to ensure that the financing will be there."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries to try to spur global efforts against climate change. The president declared the U.S. States was launching its "first ever international climate finance plan." (April 22) Biden launches first ever US climate finance plan