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Us Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

By Saturday, September 16, 2023No Comments

After four years of absence, the United States has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. This move by the Biden administration is a step towards fulfilling their promises to combat climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

The Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2015 by 196 countries with the aim of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The United States, under the Obama administration, had signed the agreement in 2016. However, in 2017, former President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the agreement, calling it “unfair” to American workers and businesses.

The withdrawal was met with criticism from the global community, with many arguing that the US, as one of the world`s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, had a responsibility to take action to combat climate change. The decision also had a significant impact on the global effort to address the issue, as the US was seen as a crucial player in the fight against climate change.

However, with the new administration in power, the US has rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, signaling a renewed commitment to address climate change. This move has been met with praise from the global community, with UN Secretary-General António Guterres calling it a “welcome re-entry.”

The re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement will require the US to set more ambitious emission reduction targets, with the aim of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. The Biden administration has already taken steps towards this goal, announcing plans to invest in clean energy and infrastructure, as well as proposing new regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

The decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement is a positive step towards addressing the urgent issue of climate change. With the US back in the fold, there is hope that the global community can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the impact of climate change on our planet.