US President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate from the East Room of the White House on April 22. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate from the East Room of the White House on April 22. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate from the East Room of the White House on April 22. Photo: AFP
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Can Biden steer the US along the critical path to climate action?

  • The strategy behind the US president’s global climate summit is clearly to regain the moral high ground Donald Trump ceded
  • However, the US’ climate funding commitment to the rest of the world is minimal, on many levels

US President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate from the East Room of the White House on April 22. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate from the East Room of the White House on April 22. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate from the East Room of the White House on April 22. Photo: AFP
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.