President Joe Biden has now officially brought the US back into the Paris Climate agreement.
The agreement was officially rejoined on Friday, per an executive order Biden signed which has taken 30 days to go into effect.
As The Hill reports:
Under the Paris deal, the world’s countries agree to attempt to limit the planet’s warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with the further goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.
The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the agreement, arguing that it was burdensome for business and workers.
U.S. rejoins Paris Climate Accord
and now begins America last…https://t.co/CWpR8OhXEQ
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) February 19, 2021
But Biden has stressed that he sees an opportunity for jobs as the country moves toward clean energy. He has also argued that climate change is among several crises the country currently faces.
Kerry will be leading much of the administration’s climate diplomacy, including at a United Nations conference set for November in Scotland, where countries will formally adopt more stringent climate commitments.
Rejoining the agreement is just the latest move in Biden’s apparent crusade to undo the economic progress made under the Trump Administration