The Leaders Summit on Local weather Change was attended by Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and the Russian President together with others by way of video name. However when Mr Putin was referred to as to talk within the local weather summit, he suffered a technical glitch.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave “the ground to the President of the Russian Federation” after a speech from Mr Macron.
No reply got here from Mr Putin, who loomed silently for over a minute whereas the world leaders waited.
Mr Blinken, flustered by the dearth of reply, tried alerting Mr Putin to no avail.
He then prompt: “He could also be getting Macron…as a result of that was a tape of Macron…”
Mr Putin, after 30 extra seconds of silence, started talking.
Vice President Kamala Harris’s tackle, which opened the proceedings, was accompanied by a loud echo.
The echo drawback continued as Mr Biden took the microphone, however was hurriedly mounted throughout his speech.
Mr Blinken later admitted: “We had some technical difficulties.”
Regardless of sanctions and tensions between the US and Russia, Mr Putin mentioned throughout the remarks that Moscow is open to co-operating on tackling local weather points.
He mentioned Moscow is “genuinely ” in worldwide cooperation to unravel the local weather disaster, and claimed the nation had halved emissions for the reason that Nineties.
Mr Biden additionally introduced the US has pledged to chop carbon emissions by 50-52 p.c under 2005 ranges by the 12 months 2030.
Mr Johnson hailed the announcement, and mentioned slicing US greenhouse fuel emissions is “game-changing”.
The Prime Minister additionally added: “We will do that collectively the world over.
“It should imply the richest nations coming collectively and exceeding the $100bn dedication they already made in 2009.”