The US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement on the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency. The President-elect made this announcement as world leaders gathered in a virtual climate summit to mark the fifth anniversary of the landmark accord.
Biden will then host a climate summit with the world’s major economies during the first 100 days of his presidency. Biden has called the climate crisis an existential threat and has tapped former Secretary of State John Kerry as his chief climate envoy.
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“The United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement on day one of my presidency,” he said, as the AP reported. “I’ll immediately start working with my counterparts around the world to do all that we possibly can, including by convening the leaders of major economies for a climate summit within my first 100 days in office.”