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the fight against the corona virus pandemic. how has the rate of infection been developing. measures are being taken. what does the latest research say. information and context. the coronavirus update the code of structural monday to friday on. united states is back to back in the paris climate agreement back in the world health organization back to the iran nuclear deal joe biden made his announcement virtually at the munich security conference after he'd also attended the virtual opening of the g. 7 summit hosted by london well america baby back but after so many policy shifts and reversals kind of he won't trust them i'm phil. and this is the day.
america is back trans-atlantic alliance is back to the united states is fully committed. to deal with still fighting the global dynamics have shifted in so many places including. democratic progress is under assault the partnership between europe and united states in my view is and must remain the cornerstone we hope will complement the 21st century. also on the day it's been a year since a racist gunman killed 9 people in the german city of how now relatives of the
victims say they still have more questions. for me it's been a whole year of sleepless nights when it gets dark you lay your head on the pillow your head is filled with questions on the mend. commandant the frog. consumes us. welcome to the day joe biden has made his 1st major global appearance as u.s. president addressing the munich security conference declaring a renewed commitment to the transatlantic alliance he said he would work closely with european allies to tackle defense covert 19 and climate change as the biden is trying to repair transatlantic ties after 4 years of trouble in the collect but there are still important areas where washington and europe don't see eye to eye. when the west talks amongst itself the us president has the 1st word and he
delivered what its partners in europe wanted to hear america is back the transatlantic alliance is back also and joe biden was clearly about america's core mission. for most prepared together for a long term strategic competition with china tricky for germany whose economic recovery from cove it is made in china it angela merkel says she's ready to take on the challenge with a no tipping softer tone and you know how the new look. over the past 2 years china has gained global power and we have to set something against that as transatlantic alliance and as democracies and that's why the question of not just china and russia getting vaccines to developing in other countries is very important. and the fixin's then there isn't 50 man i might call rooms that america's interests were no longer always the same as europe's and spoke about his favorite theme of
european suffer n.t. and europe 0 been union its key members have to be part of the solution of their own security. french and german interpretational of sovereignty may remain different yet both said the relief over the new u.s. administration. since signed so multi-lateralism are a lot better today than 2 years ago and that has a lot to do with the fact that 2 biden has become president of the united states and starting from america of all the list in some of the munich security conference will have the whole world back at the diplomatic table this preview set the tone from the west to undermine democracy doesn't happen by accident we have to defend it fight for it strengthen it renew it we have to prove that our model is in a relic of history. it's the single best way to revitalize the promise of our
future. but that comeback of the west and the u.s. leadership is by no means. well let's take a closer look at this relationship with have a call a she directs the europe russia and eurasia program at the center for strategic and international studies and joins us from washington welcome to day w. i guess joe biden summed up a lot of what we're about to talk about the new u.s. a team to the world in his opening remarks to the munich security conference so let's hear from the about himself america is back the transatlantic alliance is back and we are not looking backward we are looking forward together comes down to this transatlantic alliance is a strong foundation the strong foundation i want our collective security and our shared prosperity are built the partnership between europe and united states in my
view is and must remain the cornerstone of all that we hope to accomplish in the 21st century. so i had to write conley that the last guy did a lot of damage to this relationship how does the new guy reestablish the u.s. as a reliable partner. well you're absolutely right in thinking that president joe biden is one of the great transatlantic sis in the united states he said the very seeing him when he was vice president the munich security conference in 2009 that the transatlantic relationship is the cornerstone so i guess you know i mean recent and giving united states and europe opportunity to address many of the transatlantic challenges you know certainly preceded donald trump as president that were exacerbated a very it's presidency but both sides have to renew this partnership to each other
clearly candidly and create new mechanisms what i heard today was certainly a strength and partnership message and i also heard some very discordant policy issues on china and russia that we're going to have to address and have that same passion but really focus on those challenges ok so let's talk about those some of those challenges then but at the same time as as as considering that that the europeans are dealing with a significant partner who has said one thing change this mindset another thing and change his mind so that's going to be obviously that's certainly a back of emmanuelle micron's mind so let's start with russia a significant point of friction between the u.s. and europe how does joe biden encourage countries with significant commercial or
cultural relationships with russia to keep their distance. well i think just to your point i think you're absolutely right europeans aren't going to trust the credibility in their life ability of the united states until our next presidential election to see if there is a little more steadiness in our and our reliance on allies but you're right on russia this is again i don't think you're in union has been in some very important adjustments to its policy of the russia certainly since last summer with the poisoning of alexina on any of the failed flawed elections and valor groups. i think what we need to see is invested us working closely with our european partners to take these steps together and look democracies have to make some sacrifices if they are your rules their norms their values mean anything and sometimes those sacrifices have to be economic sacrifices we can't be rhetorical defending our
values and our norms and not taking the necessary sacrifices in the north stream to pipeline and back northeastern has been a constant irritant exactly for those reasons on the on hand you cannot encourage economic relationships with that country that is attacking you via cyber attacks or reorganizing international laws in arms you have to take some difficulty steps we can do this together of that does require sacrifice hopefully we'll have a more engaged conversation on russia u.s. policy towards russia is going to be a bit more consolidated white house presence i've had one russia calls it is government had another right that i think will be much better guesstimates were you know i did approach him obviously it's interesting what you say though about sacrifices because it's that we have a relationship where america says i don't like bats let's have
a relationship i'm this is going to work if you give up lots of what you like. well again it is it is rather not about the united states and in this is about europe defending its values and its interests i don't believe german people want you know dissidents being assassinated on the streets of berlin and i don't need they want to see where tens of thousands of protesters are jailed and dollars journalists are silenced these are our values 'd and exactly as president biden said this is an inflection point we have to fight for these values we have to sacrifice this is not because the united states is is telling germany it must to these things it should be the german people and journalists if this shows that understand these values have to require a different response i think we've just seen the archon on people not wanting to take that sacrifice more understandably hurt the pocketbook but we need to take
those under such a lot to dev russia and china because they do seem to be out playing the u.s. on soft power at the moment the world is full of chinese infrastructure projects that russia and china are ascending p.p.m. coronavirus vaccines around the world where the u.s. is still having trouble vaccinating its own people so how does the u.s. make up that ground. well look you're absolutely right united states has ceded a lot of ground globally it has withdrawn retrenched from from europe from other parts of the world and we have a lot of ground to make up but i believe the end of the day despite all of our domestic challenges it's there are many i don't think the world is a little or a strong united states that shining city on the hill we want to cooperate with our closest allies and partners there is great work to do this is an action point where
china certainly is the great challenge of our time russia is a destabilizing force line in the pandemic we have so many challenges now is the time to work together i think people want america to return to the use of leadership we have to manage our power and our strength more successfully and a greater humility and hopefully in closer partnership of our european partners and allies thank you so much for joining us to have a i calmly from the center for strategic and international studies. why announce the withdrawal of the united states from the job killing in killing horrible costly one sided paris climate accord ask them how they're doing in paris with. not too good the paris climate accord is simply the latest example of washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the united states to the exclusive benefit of other
countries i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh not paris. obviously the former u.s. president donald trump there railing against the paris climbers a cold well today the u.s. officially rejoined the agreement after president biden signed an executive order on his 1st day in office reversing donald trump's withdrawal making up for lost time his administration says it will not make climate change a top priority is the biden has appointed former u.s. secretary of state john kerry as the special presidential envoy on climate so his mr kerry at the munich security conference we are officially back in again but in rejoining we've got to be really honest with each other we have to be humble and most of all we have to be ambitious we have to be honest that as
a global community we're not close to where we need to be we have to be humble because we know the united states was inexcusably absent for 4 years and most of all we have to be ambitious all of us because we have to get the job done. well let's see what gets in the way of getting that job done with the aid of these washington bureau chief in his poll welcoming this so what will change domestically and internationally now that the world's 2nd biggest polluter has rejoined the paris agreement. well in the short term the benefits are primarily diplomatic and brings the united states bank as a reliable partner in fighting the climate catastrophe however climate diplomats are anxious to see how president biden will follow through on his ambitious goal to put the united states on track to a net 0 emission by 2015 he has not yet told exactly what he's going to do but
promise that millions of jobs will come with making america's infrastructure more green i mean does seem that joan kerry says climate to champion president biden he is taking this seriously by putting such a big hitter in charge. right. he appointed john kerry as a special presidential visit our folks lyman this is a position which has never existed before and really underscores biden's commitment to tackling the global crisis kerry was president barack obama secretary of state and one of the most important to go she asia is actually of the paris agreement in the 1st place and he is an old buddy of the president so they know each other really very well the biden administration sees the climate crazes as a global effort and it was necessary for them to bring someone with a strong foreign policy background into the game ok so in many respects making this
announcement and rejoining paris was was the easy bit to joe biden has to follow this all up with regulations and the legislative agenda for cutting emissions so how receptive is congress likely to be. well you know the major challenges of the biden administration overall will be to find the necessary support in the congress not only when it comes to fighting fighting the climate. catastrophe you know what biden's own majority is razor thin and he not only has to convince republicans to support him when it comes to the current climate agreement but also make sure that all of his 15 democrats will vote on is cited as some of them from coal and oil states won't necessarily be on his side so biden's agenda might be not as progressive as some one to it to be thank you so much for that poll in
washington. germany has a year since a gunman racially motivated attack in the western town of how now he killed 9 people and shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself. a light germany's racism problem today. president bush. president acknowledged that his had let down the victims. president i am not here as the president of germany because i have answers to all your unanswered questions and it's been here. i'm here because i am deeply saddened. that our country was unable to fulfill its
pledge. to provide protection safety and freedom to your relatives. and everyone living peacefully here. victims of the how attack of complained that despite a year long investigation they still have more questions than answers they spoke with the brother of one of the victims and heard how the tragedy a turned his life upside down. his brother says terrorist attack in hono one year ago. he basically walked in and blew our lives apart or this couple he wrecked everything nothing was left in place. by us who can guarantee can was just 37 years old following his death his family fell apart father died of cancer
5 weeks later his mother can no longer cope without medication. she and her son matt are not able to go to work and on sick leave the diagnosis post traumatic stress disorder is like i mean. for me it's been a whole year of sleepless nights when it gets dark you lay your head on the pillow where your head is filled with questions and being kissed and. commandant the frog . consumes you. to go to cannes and to sun mat on the way to the crime scene because it was shot by to b.s. at this kiosk just as he was about to finish his shift bubble my brother was lying over there under those 2 electrical sockets from which there were blue lights flashing and a crowd of people but 1st we didn't realize what had happened to this day many questions remain unanswered for example how was it possible that the perpetrator
was in possession of a gun license even though he was mentally ill or why was the emergency number of the one our police apparently not sufficiently manned on the night of the crime. cheatin and the other relatives are still searching tirelessly for answers demanding clarification and consequences to do this they founded an initiative. of we are called on the state government to investigate the failures and also to imagine how they the officials acted on the night of the crime and also before and after the crime and one year on there is still no explanation and there are still many many questions as to how it could have come to that flew off. these are the hopes of white collar crime quantum neither the state government and nor the hano police want to talk to us about these allegations the police union had this to say before and saying the police were responsible in the sense that it one point or another they could have done this or that and then it would not have happened i do
not agree it's a little cheap to say after the fact is that the police should have known everything before him and since the attack to 18 grew to can no longer feel safe in germany he's scared when he goes out at night or when his son is late coming home. well jenna is an unknown who is head of the national voices of indiscrimination monitor the german center for integration and migration research welcome to the w.b. the attack and how to happened in a context in a context of synagogues and jewish gathering places which often guarded by police the context of an official opposition party in the bundestag being the far right day why are these racist and anti-semitic ideas seemingly so popular here in germany. i mean.
there may be 2 ethics of this question so for. i think the 1st problem is that we don't acknowledge racism in this country for alarm time we have a temporal social anticipation of shifting our distortions select off the perception of racism in germany racism a shift in time meaning racism is treated as a problem of the pack and it's being into native edit stop after not $145.00 obviously not this resulted in a social shift of racism to right wing extremism that means racism was perceived as a problem on the fringe or extreme poles of society which is not the case places them structuring our societies and 3rd variants consisted of a specialty shifting race and was then taken as a problem of call colonial powers that just great britain or france or the neo colonial power but we know that jenny has also an old colonial history to all the
questions open and this decided in nice to talk about racism. for just so i understand what you said so effectively the attitude is it's not happening now and if it is it's only extremists and if it is extremists it's it's other people's problems but that doesn't really get to to what i'm trying to get that this is a real problem in germany it is a real and increasing problem in germany so what is it about what is going on here that makes it so popular why why is it getting why is it becoming more popular i mean i would generally say great move to work by problem but in the context of germany and racism functioning functioning everywhere and at the same way it's net 0 i think thoughtful hierarchy it excludes groups from resources and it nets will either coronation this is what's going on and nobody wants to talk about it. every
time one of these attacks happens there is an outcry and people politicians promise change does change happen this is a good question i mean the hand of the chancellor i give them actually in response to her no and in with to depress no organisation founded the cabinet committee against right wing extremism and racism and then the issue that effect so many people in this country has finally reached the highest political level this is an important signal but it is not enough we need structural and in institutional changes right now germany's jewish communities do have a long history in this country yet they still talk it over the last 5 or 6 years the countries received more than a 1000000 refugees people with brown faces who in many cases do not speak german is
germany's racism problem therefore likely to get worse. i mean i i don't know i mean what i'm seeing is that the people are. losing the. trust in the institution and i think it's obvious that germany favors to fight. it isn't even when you're talking about migration and so on but at the same time the protest today at the protest in the past and how little black life meant a movement showed to have that especially young people left ending up against racism and to simitis and it's important that the pot use political parties keep pushing this policies political demands of the social movement into parliaments so i think that's the crucial point here but i don't want to play the blame game that
makes i will not allow i am not an optimistic note thank you so much for joining us john and i know during 2 of that german center for integration and migration research. i think the day is almost done the conversation african team news online you can join us on twitter at steve w. news or you can follow me at phil has got the hash tag the day i was watching have a good to.
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slavery routes starts march 10th. this is the end of the new year's life from berlin germany pays tribute to the victims of a racist attack a year ago today i thought i gunmen killed 9 people in the city of hide out before turning the gun on his mother and then himself germans present from my urges the public to unite against right wing extremists also on the program u.s. president joe biden declares aminu commitment to the transatlantic alliance
addressing the munich security conference he promises close cooperation to tackle a host of pressing issues. i'm for welcome to the program germany's marking a year since 9 people were killed in a racist attack that shocked the country the victims all from backgrounds were gunned down in the western city of homs by a 43 year old german man who later turned the gun on himself john president from a not is that all starters had made errors and said he was deeply depressed that the state had failed to protect those who lost their lives. but it's foreigners president steve as the president of this country i'm standing here before you to. let's not allow these evil attacks to divide us you visit in the hebrews you guys
we must not overlook the evil in the middle of our society the hatred exclusion and indifference but much believe in the. better spirit of our country in the power of unity because some mitten german president died while they w. spoke with the brother of one of the victims and heard how the tragedy had turned his life upside down. due to kin lost his brother gu khan in a racist terrorist attack in hono one year ago must go forth and. he basically walked in and blew our lives apart or this couple he wrecked everything nothing was left in place. by us who can go to kin was just 37 years old following his death his family fell apart hundreds father died of cancer 5 weeks later his mother can no longer cope without medication she and her
son matt are not able to go to work and on sick leave the diagnosis post-traumatic stress disorder it's like i mean. for me it's been a whole year of sleepless nights when it gets dark you lay your head on the pillow where your head is filled with questions cough kissing and. commandant the frog. consumes you. can and his son matt on the way to the crime scene because he was shot by to b.s. at this kiosk just as he was about to finish his shift double my brother was lying over there under those 2 electrical sockets from which there were blue lights flashing and a crowd of people at 1st we didn't realize what had happened to this day many questions remain unanswered for example how was it possible that the perpetrator was in possession of a gun license even though he was mentally ill or why was the emergency number of
the one our police apparently not sufficiently manned on the night of the crime. cheating and the other relatives are still searching tirelessly for answers demanding clarification and consequences to do this they founded an initiative. of where call on the state government to investigate the failures and also to imagine how late the officials acted on the night of the crime and also before and after the crime and one year on there is still no explanation and there are still many many questions as to how it could have come to that flew off. this in the hopes a white collar crime quantum neither the state government and nor the hano police want to talk to us about these allegations the police union had this to say before and saying the police were responsible in the sense that it one point or another they could have done this or that and then it would not have happened i do not agree it's a little cheap to say after the fact is that the police should have known everything
before him and since the attack chaitin grew to can no longer feel safe in germany he's scared when he goes out at night or when his son is late coming home. take a look at some more world news now a nasa rover perseverance ascent to home some spectacular photos from mars this selfie shows the rover descending from the sky crane that loaded the final few meters to the surface it's just one of the photos released by nasa of perseverance his 1st day out on the red planet extreme freezing weather in the u.s. central and southern states has been blamed for the deaths of at least 40 people in the state of texas millions spent days without power now around half of texans are under orders to boil water for drinking due to possible contamination after so many burst pipes. dozens of opposition protesters are pretty arrested in the georgian
capital tbilisi after skirmishes police and they were backing opposition calls for fresh elections following the resignation of the prime minister on thursday georgia has faced a growing political crisis since october elections which the opposition claimed were rigged. joe biden has made his 1st major global appearance as u.s. president addressing the munich security conference he declared a renewed commitment to the transatlantic alliance promising to work closely with european allies to tackle defense over 19 and climate change is to biden is trying to repair transatlantic ties after 4 years of trump era neglect but there are important areas where washington and europe don't see eye to eye. when the west talks amongst itself the us president has the 1st word and he delivered what his partners in europe wanted to hear america is back the transatlantic alliance is back also and joe biden was clear about america's core mission.
most prepared together for a long term strategic competition with china tricky from germany whose economic recovery from cove it is made in china it angela merkel says she's ready to take on the challenge with a no to be softer tone and you know how than in that. over the past 2 years china has gained global power and we have to set something against that as a transatlantic alliance and as democracies and that's why the question of not just china and russia getting vaccines to developing in other countries is very important. and the fixings then there isn't 50 for a man i might call raunch that america's interests were no longer always the same as europe's and spoke about his favorite theme of european sovereignty you up 0 been union its key members have to be part of the solution
of their own security. french and german interpretations of sovereignty may remain different yet both share the relief over the new u.s. administration. from which you don't sign so well to a lot to lose them are not better today than 2 years ago and that has a lot to do with the fact that 2 biden has become president of the united states and starting from the milica of all the list in some of the munich security conference we'll have the whole world back at the diplomatic table this preview set the tone from the west undermine democracy doesn't happen by accident we have to defend it fight for strength of renewing we have to prove that our model isn't a relic of history it's the single best way to revive lies the promise of our future. but that comeback of the west under us leadership is by no means.
let's go into this with richard walker his chief international editor i welcome richard so how does joe biden achieve the reset in transatlantic relationships both sides are looking for. well phil he certainly pushed all of the buttons and we heard a few of the quotes there really making a very clear commitment to transplant relations to nato in particular the military alliance that's really the bedrock of the transatlantic relationship you're talking about article 5 which is the core of nato this is part of nato that says that tack on one member of that alliance is an attack on everyone these are things that donald trump a thrown into question unlike any president before him really and biden's message on transatlantic relations was about as un trumpy as you could imagine. and he even confirmed what germany had been hoping which is that he was going to do
trump's threat of moving a lot of troops out of germany so certainly a lot of what the europeans were wanting to hear here and one of the most is of the european engine the german and french leaders did they sound like they were on the same page. yeah i mean they clearly do like a lot of what they're hearing and we just heard it in the report their uncle americal actually saying that the the outlook was brightening for multilateralism you know this belief that countries should work together to solve the world's problems rather than the america 1st attitude of donald trump she said that that was brightening and that was because of joe biden but both my merkel and my core focused a lot less on this theme of biden's speech was always the biggest theme within it ever sort of a battle of the systems between democracies north aura terance with particular view towards russia and china. mark all stressed that europe still has to work with russia merkel stressed that china was needed to solve global problems so both of
them sounding pretty cagey about this idea of really kind of taking a democratic fight to those all thora tarion palace because it does seem that russia and china are going to be big issues on which the u.s. and the e.u. will have completely different approaches. yeah and i think i mean obviously these are early days administration is just getting started but if we look ahead you know what are the real potential sources of tension between the europeans and the united states if the u.s. is moving into a more serious era of confrontation with china and with russia that puts europe in a quite difficult position because russia is on the doorstep than a few think about it with china will germany is its prosperity is really heavily dependent on china its exporters export some $100000000000.00 euros worth
of goods to china every year and at the same time germany is heavily dependent on america for its defense so if we do see the u.s. and china moving into a sort of cold war like scenario can germany keep that going dependent on the u.s. for its defense dependent on china for its prosperity i think that contradiction could become extremely difficult almost untenable so that is the big fear going forward in the in the months and years ahead what is going to happen with joe biden's attitude to russia and china are we on course for some kind of new cold war could talking to you thank you for that search if international editor richard walker. that to me and malware and to coo protests have been overshadowed by the news that a protester has died a week after being shot in the head by police the young woman is the 1st person to be killed in the demonstrations sparked by the military john to seizing power and detaining the country's elected leader aung sang suu kyi
a spokesman for the turn to did not deny the woman had been shot by security forces and said an investigation has begun. the 20 year old woman became the 1st fatal victim of myanmar is uprising she was shot in the head by police 10 days ago. but. her condition became worse by the day and then her heart stopped beating. her death is adding fuel to the fire much of the country has been in open revolt ever since troops arrested civilian leader aung sang suu kyi. the rallies have been steadily growing in size and the hunter has responded by making mass arrests and by escalating its use of force against peaceful protesters.
the presence of security forces has been stepped up across the country. we are being peaceful why are they using so much force they pushed us violently look at them do they need to act like this we are not blocking any roads they intentionally use this force they shouldn't do that. tens of thousands of people from across me and mar society have joined an all out strike by refusing to go back to work until democracy is restored. citizens have been coming up with ever more ingenious methods of bringing the country and its traffic to a standstill. these residents are pretending to pick things up from the ground to make it more difficult for security forces true reach the protests. others are overcome by a sudden urge to repair their bikes in the middle of the road. but rights groups
are calling for the international community to support these civilian tactics with harsh sanctions on the country's lucrative gems and banking sectors so that no more protesters get killed you see that as a cio of the very small world nears of the top of the hour up next here on the cape ferguson how is your business updates of course as always said news around the clock on our website w dot com of the. why are people forced to hide in trucks. there are many reasons. there are many
cancers. and there are many stories. make up your. job made for mines. a new era in the transatlantic ties us president joe biden has a strong message for his european allies america is back the transatlantic alliance is back and we are not looking back through our looking forward together. quote does this mean for future economic relations. i
mean file the united states officially read enters the paris climate records we'll speak to the head of the united nations development program about how to reduce emissions while spurring economic growth. will take you to perve roo where tens of thousands of restaurants have gone bankrupt as a result of the pandemic. this is the. ferguson welcome to the program. america is a back that's the message u.s. president joe biden delivered at the annual munich security conference describing the world as an inflection point between democracy and autocracy he said the transatlantic alliance had returned and that europe and the united states must prepare together for long term strategic competition with china german chancellor angela merkel said the chances for multilateralism has improved as a result of biden's elections. to unpack what all this means in concrete
terms let's bring in financial correspondent jose luis de haro a little jose this all sounds very nice but europe and the u.s. are actually engaged in some pretty long running tariff disputes well that change under biden. probably yes a case but we are still waiting for biden said u.s. trade representative paid katherine tell you to be confirmed by the senate something that could happen as soon as nick sent week and then negotiations could have started picking up but so far did but in a ministration has shown some will that it's willing to resolve those trade disputes with the e.u. especially even. tariffs related to the arab case are still in place also. secretary of treasury janet jackson has shown some willingness to for the u.s. to reengage again in dozer negotiations global negotiations stole words
a digital tax agreement now everyone's talk talking about being tough on china but the e.u. has a snake a raid on an investment pact with a saying what does biden make of that. it doesn't see the very very well according to some sources specially at the time that china has the throne to us as europe's main trading partner these got some concern in washington because europe is a traditional ally of the u.s. but but then but an administration it's a pretty confident that it can rebuild that transatlantic relationship and especially move forward and how much of that joint long term competition that biden talks but actually where. probably kate but by working together not only with europe but with all their u.s. allies when it comes to very sensitive moderates we're talking about
a specific technology maybe national security and acting as a joint front when responding to china if there is any kind of violation of international rules also in the relationship between u.s. and europe there is a need to strengthen the economic and financial relationship maybe that turns out like the free trade agreement comes into play again breaking it down for us jose who is our thank you so much. now in another development the united states has officially rejoined the paris climber's agreement 3 years after pulling out we're entering the accord was one of the 1st things the u.s. president joe biden did after taking office fighting to put the environment top of his policy agenda but what exactly is he planning during his campaign for the white house biden spoke of tackling the climate crisis with a green energy revolution as part of that goal he's planning to invest some $1.00
trillion dollars to make the u.s. a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050 but he did stop source of bonding some environmentally damaging practices that would be clear and i know it's not always comes up we're not going to be fracking to protect jobs and grow jobs and that job growth is supposed to come from major investments in research on the development of new carbon free technologies something biden is hoping will create 10000000 new jobs across the country. that to talk more about the implications of all of this i'm joined now by asking stein a head of the united nations development program mr stein i welcome to the program nearly every country in the world has signed the paris climate accord how many of them are actually living up to their commitments quite a number of countries kate because in the paris agreement we always have to recall
that we did not make commitments that are designed with what the science is asking us to cut emissions it was the nationally determined contributions the voluntary commitments and many countries have actually begun implementing what they committed errors but the report that will actually go to amend the actual emission cuts will soon emerge from the climate change from mention secretary but it is clear that as we approach the next problem of the parties that parents agreement had already built into it and raising the level rubbish after 5 years this is the crucial moment in the 2021 when essentially you have a bishop and the commitments of what happens in the next 5 years after come closer to where the science is sending us emission reductions have to happen but there are countries such as india also the united states countries in europe that have been emission cuts and there have been significant steps taken in terms of the commitments made in 2015. then many people might have some difficulty envisioning how you can cost and nations at the same time as promoting economic growth can you
give us some best case example of how to do this. well quite a number of countries both in the developed and developing world have actually been able to do that because take even you know the economy and the country that has today rejoined the paris agreement the united states has actually been having its emission levels not significantly related to some of the investments and the policies that were rather taken by the previous administration and have laid out in the period of the last 4 to 5 years we have also seen countries in europe reducing emissions and in many developing countries that still have a significant catching up to do for example in their energy infrastructure we see it happening of economic growth from emissions these are the signals that no need to be reinforced but essentially the future of economic development a future our global energy economy will actually leverage significant new investments that will drive economic growth that will create jobs your president
biden speak to today and indeed the projections including from the international renewable energy agency shows that the economy has a should. have significant investments that will drive economic growth create jobs and even in the short term coming out of college 19 the green recovery now is beginning to shape the energy markets of tomorrow so that is the outlook and certainly it is not one that validates the notion that cutting emissions well actually could tell economic growth now back to climate change requires the kind of long term thinking that is often absent in politics what can i can i thank you as do just to promote a more sustainable mindsets and mung leaders. but you saw the secretary no this afternoon and also yesterday speaking to the net 0 commitments basically we now have a growing number of countries and if you take the total emissions globally close to 2 thirds of the world's economies emissions have now committed to net 0. 2050
now for some that is a long distance into the future in fact it is not that far off when you look at the energy transition or as rapid as the united nations development program our task right now is to work alongside countries who are looking at the transformation of their energy system their transport systems it is investment in a new energy technologies in energy efficiency while also establishing access to electricity for instance in the rural economies on the continent of africa that are execution and require massive investment in order to have access to clean energy these are the direction that we see as critical from moving forward i think steiner thank you very much thank you. time now for a look at some of the other business stories making news germany is donating an additional $1800000000.00 to the world's trade organizations vaccine program for poorer nations kovacs the move came during the virtual g.
7 meeting other countries have also up their commitments the u.s. has pledged another $2000000000.00. e.u. antitrust regulators have cleared with conditions help the nearest 16400000000 opposition of america's various leading radiation therapy concerned seem to pledge to ensure its imagery radiotherapy equipment will also work with bibles for the next 10 years. the pandemic has put a huge strain on businesses around the world and our next report we need a restaurant owner in peru struggling to stay afloat amid twin thing visitor numbers. before the coronavirus hit for julio martinez would spend his evenings cooking up a feast it was hard to get a table of his restaurant centro improves capital lima but now just a handful of customers come to coming take home orders. but i think if you have
a restaurant that's doing well. there are lots of guests. that's of people working here. and suddenly you have to shut up shop of course you're in the red on that one in that the long walk down has forced us to record debts. almost all of peru's restaurant owners are in the same boat many on the brink of financial ruin 70000 of the country's 200000 restaurants have already gone bust and the figure keeps rising. i found gains. in that situation i was already complicated before the 2nd lockdown. there were calls for loan reshuffling. sales tax exemption. and other measures. but all of that is no longer enough we now need urgent financial help stayed 8 if not through the entire restaurant sector could disappear.
martineau says prior to the pandemic eating out was a way of life in peru now he fears that after it there won't be any restaurants left to visit. and that's all from a thanks so much for watching for more you can always check out our web site that's d w dot com business we're on social media as well so me and the team it's goodbye and take out. to the point of strong opinions clear position an international perspective such as . can anybody still china is such to global dominance times perhaps the biggest foreign policy challenge facing u.s. president joe biden so how will he respond that would be communication
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