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US President Joe Biden’s two-day Earth Day climate summit is underway. The summit’s goal is to boost international climate commitments ahead of the United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow this November. And if there’s one word that best summarizes those commitments, it’s actually a number: 2030. Biden pledged that the US will reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, eventually reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. He also said the US would increase funding to vulnerable countries to help them combat the worst effects of climate change.