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>> president joe biden kicks off his global climate summit with a pledge to cut u.s. emissions in half by 2030. ♪ this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, patients turned away and crematorium's global record for daily covidew cases. a nation on edge just by russian troop withdrawal. we join ukraine's navy. >> my son had a smile that was
worth a million dollars. when he walked in the room, he lit up the room. >> tears and tributes at the funeral of 20-year-old daunte wright who was shot dead during a routine traffic stop. ♪ u.s. president joe biden is trying to make good on his pledge to be a global leader on climate, hosting a two day summit on earth day. he kicked off the first day with a big pledge. the u.s. will aim to cut emissions by 50 to 52% of 2005's level by the end of this decade. it tops off a week of similar bold promises. the u.k. aiming for a similar cut. canada by 40 to already 5%. to put it in specter of -- in
perspective, the u.s. is 40 to 41% of 1990 levels. more than half of countries are committing to the target set by the paris climate accord. it is still going to be a challenge. we are already at 1.2 degrees celsius. our white house correspondent reports. >> a virtual global summit convened by u.s. president joe biden, an invitation to world leaders to combat climate change collectively. >> the signs are unmistakable. the science is undeniable. the cost of inaction keeps mounting. the united states is not waiting period we are resolving to cape -- is not waiting. we are resolving to take action. >> biden announced of the u.s. would cut emissions by up to 52% by 2030. the pledge renews america's
commitment following four years of inaction by predecessor donald trump should it more than doubles america's target under the 2015 paris climate agreement trump withdrew from an biden rejoined when he took office. 40 world leaders participated including american albert terry -- american adversaries russia and china. china is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse glass -- greenhouse correct -- greenhouse gases. adding this jab at the united states. >> china has committed the move from carbon peak to carbon neutrality and a much shorter times been then might take many developed countries. >> weeks after the u.s. and russia leveled sanctions, russian leader vladimir putin says he takes international commitments seriously like kyoto and paris, hinting the united states does not. >> russia has reduced its
greenhouse gas emissions to a greater extent than many other countries. >> biden faces domestic challenges implementing his green economy. oil, gas and chemical companies spent more than $100 million last year. lobbying u.s. lawmakers to keep fossil fuel vehicles on the road. speaking virtually before a congressional panel, greta thunberg vowed to hold lawmakers accountable if they do not change. >> i don't believe for a second you will actually do this. the climate crisis does not exist in the topic of day today. since it does not exist in the general level of awareness is absurdly low, you will still get away with continuing to contribute to the destruction of present and future living conditions. >> president biden's announcement of a new u.s. goal
for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is ambitious, but what it lacked our specifics including a legislative plan, a budget or any kind of proposal for meeting biden's climate target. >> david is the author of the uninhabitable earth and editor at large of new york magazine. he says many now believe adapting to carbon neutral systems is the most lucrative option. >> it is an incredibly ambitious target even if we totally zeroed out are you emissions from a power sector, we would not be able to get there. these are very tough targets to hit. without a concrete plan for how to get there, i am skeptical. i think it is at incredibly laudable step forward for the country that has produced the lion share of the emissions to say this is a very serious issue and we need to be moving immediately and trying to take or retake a leadership position
they have abandoned in the past. there is a growing economic consensus the cost is negative. that is why we have seen so many new ambitious pledges being made over the last year from the e.u., korea, japan and china. they were not pledges made in the context of international negotiation. they were made because these countries saw a short-term benefit. we will be better off the faster we move on climate and the slower we move, the more we will pay. >> india has recorded the biggest one-day rise in covid-19 cases in the world as its crippling second wave of coronavirus continues to escalate. thursday solid reach almost 315,000 infections in one day.
more than 125,000 more daily cases than a week ago. the u.s. previously recording hundred thousand one day in january. nearly 16 million people have tested positive in india. the 2074 deaths reported on thursday pushes the total to 185,000. >> sitting outside new delhi's biggest covid-19 hospital, this man has been told all 1500 beds are occupied. he is refusing to leave. his ambulance driver says they traveled for three hours to come to the hospital only to be turned away. >> we were told only if you have approval from top authorities, only then will they admit the patient. where do i take the patient?
the oxygen in the ambulance will finish soon. >> hospitals in india's capital are full purity people arrive in ambulances, cars, scooters pleading for admission. even filling members of those inside are worried about their loved ones. his mother was admitted a week ago. he has only been able to speak to her once. >> the situation is very grim here. no one is paying attention to patients. hospitals are open only in name in the city and the chief minister is not giving any answers. if we call the covid helpline, no one answers. people cannot even get ambulances. my question is my mother has been omitted for one week. who is taking care of her? >> his sister is also distraught. >> people are going inside the hospital and only dead bodies
are coming out. there was a baby. they denied him admission saying they cannot allow the child inside. >> the health minister called the shortage of beds and oxygen supplies a grave crisis. he is asking the central government to help create more beds. >> this woman has, here like so many others have to being turned away by other hospitals. we have seen patients arriving at hospitals all day struggling to breathe, being carried by desperate family members. the high court has asked the central government to send oxygen supply to the capital urgently. judges say the lives of thousands of people are at stake and it asks the government why it is not waking up to the situation. >> the government says it is planning to import oxygen and ensure it is -- ensure its uninterrupted delivery throughout the country.
states are converting sports stadiums into covid-19 care centers but not fast enough to match the biggest surge in cases. after waiting for an hour, this man was one of the lucky ones. his daughter convinced the hospital to admit him. most others were turned away. russia has ordered its troops back to permanent bases after massive drills in crimea near its border with ukraine. the defense ministry says it completed as exercises. ella terry hardware will be left behind for another drill later this year. nato and ukraine's president have welcomed the de-escalation. oats say they will remain vigilant. western powers have been calling on russia to de-escalate after its military buildup near the border. russia has also announced it is closing the straight between the black and as off-season to ukrainian and other foreign ships until the end of october.
moscow says it is for naval exercises. tf calls it a violation of international law. >> the maritime guard head out across the sea crews work with a ukrainian navy monitoring russian warships in waters both countries share control of according to a 2003 agreement. moscow recently deployed 15 warships from its caspian fleet as part of a vast russian military buildup along ukraine's borders. >> the threat level has been the same since 2014. in the past week, we have seen more ships from the russian fleet including a landing craft, three small artillery boats and other support vessels. >> we are six nautical miles off the coast. the coast guard vessel received a message from a russian ship
around two nautical miles from here. the russians asked the coast guard to identify themselves because they are concerned so they say about collisions in these foggy conditions. we approach one of a number of larger ukrainian ships monitoring russian naval and commercial shipping movements. name your flag and your route says the voice on the radio. russian flag coming from the caucuses is the reply. russia is also announcing the closure of the straight to ukraine and foreign navy ships for the next six months because of what it describes as military exercises. it says commercial shipping will not be affected. the waterway, which is 60 nautical miles from here connect to the black sea off crimea, which russia illegally annexed in 2014.
key have has accused moscow of provocations and trying to take control of its maritime borders. the 2003 agreement is between ukraine and russia. they have rights under that agreement to be closed. when the agreement was signed, there was no conflict between us. >> despite moscow announcing a gradual troop withdrawal, the closure will restrict ukraine's and foreign navy movements in the region for months to come. >> rockets have fallen near baghdad's international airport. at least three rockets hit the airport complex near a military base housing u.s. personnel. there have been no reports of damage or casualties. still to come, dozens injured as palestinians and israelis clash in occupied east jerusalem.
protecting a nation against rising waters. the netherlands reinforces a century old diked. ♪ >> there has been some flooding in tropical queensland the last five days or so. it is largely because of these slow-moving thunderstorms. the fact they are in the forecast means you still have the potential of a bit more flooding. it is already wet on the ground. the wind is not as strong as it was. it is still 15 degrees in hobart. it is warming up in perth. the rain comes in and catch a southern victoria. that does not change much. a change in pattern is pretty
obvious and east asia. where you might expect the line of rain to stretch is vertical now ted catching may be north korea. that is the interruption flow. it is interrupted by the typhoon over open water. although you might get this well over the east coast of taiwan, this is a waterborne storm and disappearing. the rain is developing along the yangtze. that is the heaviest part of the wet weather in china. for beijing, the sun is out. ♪ >> this is one of the most astounding technological revolutions in all of history. >> we have to meet the co2 emission targets. >> people are just talking about summers as that is going to
solve the problem. it will not. >> it is the promise of clean energy. the dark side of green energy. on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >> the top stories here on al jazeera. dozens of world leaders have joined to help the business people, activists and pope francis at a two day meeting on climate change. the u.s. pledged to slow it's a missions by 2030. india has experienced the worst day for coronavirus cases. threat of 15,000 infections
reported on thursday. the second day in a row, more than 2000 people have died. russia has ordered its troops back to their permanent bases after large drills in crimea and near its border with ukraine. the defense ministry says he could -- it completed its exercises but military hardware will be left behind for another drill later this year. dozens have been injured after a dispute over gatherings any occupied east jerusalem to break the ramadan fast dissented in -- dissentednto violence between palestinians and israelis. israeli authorities used water cannon to disperse palestinians who gathered at damascus gate. some palestinians responded by letting off fireworks. tensions have been fueled by a video posted to social media showing a palestinian sapping -- slapping at an orthodox jewish man. >> this has been a night of
considerable racial tension here in occupied east jerusalem. you can hear stun grenades going off in the background. sometime after this all began. we have a group of jewish youths on one side of the roundabout behind us close to damascus gate. they have marched to this area. some of them chanting death to arabs. organized by an anti-arab group. they are here to confront what has been a nightly occurrence since the beginning of ramadan over a week ago. ella to flee minor clashes between palestinian groups and israeli security forces. what they say has spurred the decision to come here, this jewish group, they have seen videos posted on social media of young palestinian men attacking jewish people, filming at, putting it on social media and since those videos have been posted, we have seen sporadic
issues. or stun grenades going on the palestinian side of this protest. people scattering once again. this is where most of the clashes and skirmishes between palestinians and security forces have been going on just down there where the smoke is in front of damascus gate. that has been going on to one level or another for some days now. the difference with this night as they have been confronted here by jewish anti-arab groups. the security forces have been trying to separate them with some mixed success. there have been injuries. there have been these ongoing clashes throughout the evening. >> the un security council is calling for an investigation into human rights violations in ethiopia's tigre region. the council says it is concerned about the humanitarian situation
including reports of sexual violence against women and girls. access is being limited since ethiopia's military launched an operation against rulers in november. ethiopia responded saying its operation is an internal affair. our diplomatic editor has more. >> the security council has finally broken its silence on the situation. the military operation has been going on for almost six months. the security council has not managed to agree the words of a statement. they have finally done so, brokered by the irish ambassador. she said she felt they heard the alarm bells about human rights violations and abuses taking place in tigre. they have issued a statement which talks about that. it talks about deep concern
about allegations of human rights allegations and abuses including reports of sexual violence against women and girls. you have seen widespread reports about that. it was mentioned in security council meeting. you have seen lots of media reports including on al jazeera. the other factor the security council highlights is the humanitarian situation where it says it wants a scaled up the response and unfettered access. this follows comments that came from the u.n. military and chief when he spoke to the security council behind closed doors. >> a funeral has been held for daunte wright, the 20-year-old man black man -- 20-year-old black man shot by police during a routine traffic stop. john hendren reports from minneapolis.
>> the family of daunte wright. >> it has become a familiar american scene. another black man killed by a white police officer. >> my son had a smile that was worth a million dollars. >> 20-year-old daunte wright pulled over for an expired license plate on april 11 was shot by a police officer who says she meant to fire her taser but drew her gun instead. that officer now faces a manslaughter charge. daunte wright was killed in the midst of the trial of derek chauvin. this funeral drew many of the same dignitaries that attended that trial. two days after the conviction, floyd's family was also here joining the family.
>> all of minneapolis is stopped today to honor the prince of brooklyn center. we are going to pass the george floyd justice in policing act as federal law. we are going to make it against the law all over this country to keep bringing us to funerals for our young princes. >> daunte wright life mattered. >> the family lawyer who also represents the family of george floyd was introduced as the attorney general for black folks. >> they became part of a fraternity that no family wants to be a part of. >> daunte wright left a two-year-old son and a name that will be added to the long list of black men in america who have died at the hands of police. >> the head of indonesia's navy says a missing summary with 53
sailors on board will run out of oxygen by saturday. a search and rescue operation is underway for oil spill has been spotted off the coast of b (i. >> in indonesia, this rescue operation grows more urgent. 53 people were on board when it went missing. somewhere in the waters near the island of bali. the submarine has been in service for 40 years. the crew was taking part in a training exercise when it lost contact wednesday morning. >> until now, we have not had contact with the submarine. while the search is being done intensively. >> indonesian authorities requested help from the nearest neighbors. >> assistance from neighboring countries include singapore in the form of a rescue ship. >> malaysian shoulders are on
board a rescue vessel and expected to reach indonesia in a few days. the australian government has offered to provide assistance. >> it is not a submarine australia operates. our submarine class is different. whatever we are able to do, we have undertaken to do. >> indonesian military personnel spotted an oil slick in the sea, which officials say could indicate a fuel leak. time is at a critical stage in the rescue operation. >> the oxygen can last for 72 hours or three days. that is if contact was last at 3:00, the oxygen will last until saturday at 3:00. >> authorities say the submarine was in good condition. it was returned to indonesia in 2012. this is the first case of a missing submarine for indonesia. fatal accidents involving military equipment are common. it was built in the late 1970's
in germany and has been in service in indonesia since 1981. defense experts have long called for a major overhaul of some of the major military equipment. indonesia is looking to expand and upgrade its submarine fleet and upgrade its submarine fleet in coming years but experts say the task should be treated with urgency. >> i am not saying our maintenance is not good but accidents have happened here many times especially when it comes to old mitary equipment. >> as the search conties, investigators are asking how a routine drilled turned into a major crisis. >> it was built nearly a century ago as one of the most innovative megaprojects of its time. the 32 kilometer enclosure dam in the netherlands has protected the nation from the sea. now violent storms are forcing the government to enhance the structure.
>> they are carefully designed to keep out the rising sea. more than 70,000 concrete blocks will strengthen the deck and protect the netherlands against storms and high waves made from recycled material. every single one of the blocks contains an electronic chip. >> when you have a superstorm and that is some issue with these blocks, it is cracked or something, then we can trace it and find out which block it is. >> when construction began in the 1920's, when he did not made -- did not believe the dutch could close off an entire sea. thousands of people worked on the project one stone at a time. it was a gigantic project a century ago. it will take seven years before
it will be strong enough again to it will only protect the dutch heartland against the sea until 2050. after that, more reinforcements are needed to people were protesting against the construction in the early 1900s. they could not have guessed how crucial it would be in the future. >> fishing communities surrounding the sea lost their income when it turned into a sweetwat lake. parts of the sea bottom were reclaimed and islands disappeared. his grandfather was among those protesting. >> all these people back then could have looked into the future and would see how much welfare it has brought and how it has taken our country forward. they would not have protested. reclaiming land at has been a huge victory for the netherlands kid >> from a country importing food, the netherlands turned