President Biden was interrupted by protesters as he delivered remarks at a climate summit in Egypt on Friday.
The president traveled to the 27th annual U.N. Climate Conference (COP27) on Friday where he said the United States is determined to make “transformational changes” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He touted his administration’s accomplishments, boasting of billions of dollars that will be invested to fight climate change and announcing new regulations designed to cut methane emissions 30% by 2030.
“We’re racing forward to do our part to avert the ‘climate hell,’” Biden told the audience, referencing a comment made by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres earlier this week.
Toward the end of his speech, a loud shout was heard from the back of the room, where a group of people were holding a sign expressing opposition to fossil fuels.
The president briefly paused his remarks, waited for the interruption to cease, and then continued.
He noted that the U.S. rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and passed the largest investment in climate change in U.S. history under his leadership.
Biden also made a series of announcements in his remarks, including doubling the US commitment to a fund to improve climate resilience to $100 million, $150 million in new support for adaptation and resilience work in Africa, and help create a program to expand warning systems for extreme weather in Africa.
This is a developing story and will be updated.