The US Returns to the Paris Agreement Today—With Lots of Work Ahead for the World

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: February 19

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: New York, N.Y.

Publisher: The Nation Company LLC

Author(s): Tom Athanasiou

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Slashing emissions at home is only part of the challenge—the United States must also help other countries go green.

Today, the United States formally reenters the Paris Agreement. Signed in December of 2015 by the Obama administration and abandoned in 2017 by then-President Trump, the accord was and remains a landmark achievement in global climate diplomacy. Heads of government, business leaders, and climate activists the world over have welcomed the US return. President Biden will host world leaders at a virtual climate summit at the White House on Earth Day, April 22, to prepare for the next big UN climate meeting, in November in Glasgow, Scotland. And there’s a lot to be done before then if the Paris goal of preserving a livable climate is to be achieved.

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