United States President Joe Biden thanked Alberto Fernández for “your contribution” to the Leaders Summit on Climate Change which brought together in April the leaders of the countries of the world’s main economies, responsible for the emission of 80 percent of greenhouse gases, and another twenty nations committed to caring for the environment.
In a letter, which reached Ambassador Jorge Argüello and was later forwarded to Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, Biden thanked Fernández “for having participated in the Climate Leaders Summit.” “I believe that together we can promote a global commitment to raise our goals when it comes to climate, while highlighting the economic opportunities available for those who are taking a step forward to meet this challenge, “said Biden in the letter that reached the presidential office this week, despite being dated May 27 in Washington.
“We emphasize the urgency of increasing climate funds and helping vulnerable nations adapt”Added Biden, in a phrase that in the Casa Rosada they interpret as a nod to the speech that Fernández gave during the summit, who in the midst of the bid with the IMF for the debt, insisted on coordinating” regional and solidarity measures “and proposed a “debt swap for climate action”.
“I want to reaffirm to him – continues the note sent by Biden – that the United States is committed to this work and to the necessary steps to fulfill our promise.”
At the same time, the US president stressed that Fernández “announced that Argentina will strengthen its national contribution according to the Paris Agreement ”and that“ will implement more renewable resources, reduce methane gas emissions and end illegal deforestation ”.
“I reiterate my thanks for your contribution to this historic Summit and I look forward to continuing to work together to face the climate crisis “, completed Biden, who considered that the summit held on April 22 and 23” was just a step on the way to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change that will take place in Glasgow. “
“We must ensure by then that all nations, especially the major economies, are committed to the level of targets necessary to maintain the goal of limiting the temperature rise by 1.5 degrees.
“I am committed to working with you and your colleagues in the months to come to ensure success.”Ends the letter.
In the Government, Biden’s letter was received with great expectation, not only because of the impact that a “forceful” pronouncement by the US president means for the renegotiation of the debt with the International Monetary Fund, but also because they predict that in the next few hours “There will be news with the donation of vaccines” that the White House had anticipated.