The United States today became a formal party to the so-called Paris Agreement again, which aims to reduce countries’ greenhouse gas emissions in order to curb climate change. 107 days have passed since the United States formally withdrew from the partnership.
US President Joe Biden says that this will bring more energy to the fight and that the United States intends to significantly reduce emissions over the next three decades.
Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, announced this year 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the agreement, as it would be unfair and overpriced for the United States.
Of the nearly two hundred countries in the world that ratified the Paris Agreement, the United States is the only one that has renounced it.
Biden already announced on its first day in office that the United States would again accede to the agreement.
The President had previously said he would place great emphasis on climate change during his tenure, but former Secretary of State John Kerry has been appointed Special Envoy of the United States Government on climate change.