US rejoins Paris climate agreement

US rejoins Paris climate agreement
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The US officially rejoined the historic Paris climate agreement to limit global warming on Friday.

The process for it’s rejoining had begun only hours after Joe Biden was sworn-in as the US President.

Joe Biden had signed an executive order beginning the 30-day process for the US to reenter the Paris climate accord.

The former US president Donald Trump had officially exited the agreement in 2020. Moreover, Rejoining the Paris Agreement will be a significant step by the Biden administration to reverse the damaging climate policies of Trump.

Paris climate agreement states that the countries will enhance their commitments towards climate change. To curb greenhouse gas emissions every five years.

Furthermore, the goals of the global pact are to limit global warming to well below 2°C. And trying to limit it to 1.5°C.

Also under the Obama administration, the US had pledged to bring down carbon emissions by 26-28 per cent.

The Joe Biden administration is planning to host a climate summit on April 22-Earth Day.

There he will roll out the US’ goal for reducing carbon emissions by 2030. These are also called the nationally determined contribution under the Paris climate agreement.

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