Washington, April 23
The White House brought out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives on Friday to help sell President Joe Biden’s vision of a climate-friendly transformation of the US economy at his virtual summit of world leaders.
The closing day of the two-day summit showcased Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg, steelworker and electrical union leaders and executives for solar and other renewable energy, all arguing that pouring money now into emerging technology and efficient transport and electric systems will pay off in jobs and wealth long-term. Presidents and PMs from around the world joined in to describe their own investments and commitments to break away from reliance on climate-damaging petroleum and coal. —AP
Bloomberg, Gates back biden’s plan
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have helped pitch President Joe Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the US economy.