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Biden announces the United States will rejoin Paris Agreement

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday, 20th Jan announced that the United States was planning to re-enter the Paris climate accord of 2015, the landmark agreement to fight climate change. The United States, led by the Trump administration, had deserted the agreement in November, last year.

Biden’s actions on the Paris agreement show us that the country is prepared to cooperate and fight against climate change and reclaim the leadership role it once held.

“It sends a very important signal to the rest of the world on one of the biggest problems we face,” said John Holdren, an environmental science and policy professor at Harvard University. “I think it is very important that the US demonstrates once again that it will take the global climate change challenge seriously.”

Biden also directed all federal agencies to review the threats faced by rising emissions, particularly to the poor, communities of colour and young people, who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.