President Biden Signs Executive Order For The US To Rejoin Paris Climate Accord

The US rejoins the Paris Agreement President Joe Biden delivers his promise as the United States officially rejoins the Paris Agreement being part of the international accord to limit...


The US rejoins the Paris Agreement

President Joe Biden delivers his promise as the United States officially rejoins the Paris Agreement being part of the international accord to limit global warming. President Biden spoke of the US rejoining the Paris Agreement during his 2020 campaign and signed an executive order to being the 30-day process of reentering the US into the global pact.

The US exited the Paris Agreement last year under former President Donald Trump’s orders marking the US as the first and only country to exit the agreement since its adoption in 2015. Rejoining the Paris Agreement is one of Biden’s ventures to reverse environmental regulations and policies that were loosened and rolled back during the Trump administration.

The United States joined the Paris Agreement during the Obama administration pledging to reduce carbon emissions by 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Climate negotiations were planned for November 2020 as a summit for nations to increase greenhouse gas emission pledges but the global COVID-19 pandemic put plans on hold.

President Biden is planning on hosting a climate summit of world leaders on Earth Day, April 22, with plans on reveals the US’ goal for reducing carbon emissions by 2030 that will act as their contribution under the Paris accord. The President of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, Alok Sharma, welcomes the US’ return to the Paris accord looking forward to the Biden Administration working towards combating climate change.

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