US Rejoins Paris Climate Accord

The United States will officially rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change after an executive order signed by President Biden at the start of his term.

The Paris Agreement is comprised of 200 nations, who have all committed to limiting greenhouse gas emissions and lowering the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. The agreement states that the US will reduce its emissions by 25% from numbers recorded in 2005.

Former President Donald Trump decided to pull the US out of the agreement in November 2020 after he announced his intentions to leave back in 2017. Trump also rolled back a number of US environmental policies in favor of economic growth.

UN President of the Climate Change Conference Alok Sharma welcomed the US back to the agreement, saying that he looked forward to working with President Biden on curbing global warming.

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