French President Emmanuel Macron lauded new US President Joe Biden’s determination to return to the Paris local weather accord on Wednesday, telling him “welcome back” in a congratulatory message after his inauguration.
“Best wishes on this most significant day for the American people!” Macron tweeted in English.
“We are together. We will be stronger to face the challenges of our time. Stronger to build our future. Stronger to protect our planet. Welcome back to the Paris Agreement!”
To @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris.
Best needs on this most important day for the American folks!
We are collectively.
We shall be stronger to face the challenges of our time. Stronger to construct our future. Stronger to guard our planet. Welcome again to the Paris Agreement!
– Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) January 20, 2021
Biden, who served as vice chairman underneath Barack Obama and first ran for president in 1987, plans to kick off his tenure with a flurry of 17 orders.
He will instantly rejoin the local weather accord and cease the US exit from the World Health Organization, in addition to setting new paths on immigration, the atmosphere, Covid-19 and the economic system.
Following his one-year discover in 2019, Trump formally pulled the United States out of the Paris local weather accord in November final 12 months, claiming it “was designed to kill the American economy” relatively than save the atmosphere.
Reentering the Paris settlement, which was agreed in 2015, is a 30-day course of that begins when the US sends a letter to the UN.
The accord dedicated all nations to chop carbon emissions to restrict warming to 2 levels Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial ranges and inspired them to go all the way down to 1.5 levels.
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