United Nations has welcomed the new US. Administration’s announcement to re-enter the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres said this shortly after the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of United States of America.
Soon after he was sworn-in as the 46th President of the US, President Joe Biden signed some executive orders which includes, returning the United States to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres in a tweet issued a statement of welcome, in which he noted that “President Biden’s commitment has made it possible for two-thirds of global carbon pollution to be committed to carbon neutrality”.
Guterres however warned that there is still a very long way to go as the climate crisis continues to worsen with time running out to limit temperature rises to not more than 1.5 degrees celsius and to build more climate-resilient societies.
Executive Director of the United Nations environment programme, Inger Andersen also expressed her warm welcome on twitter for the U.S.’ re-entry into the agreement and is looking forward to working closely with the new administration to strengthen climate action.
Former U.S. President, Donald Trump announced in Nov 4th 2020 pulled his country out of the global pact ; the agreement is aimed at tackling climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and sets a global target of limiting the rise in average global temperatures not higher than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.