Change of President, change on Climate change

President Trump took the US out of the Paris Agreement, much to the shock of those who care for the environment, and incoming President Biden has wasted no time id reversing that policy as part of a draft of climate related promises.

Following Boris Johnson’s lead Biden wants the US to reach net-zero by 2050. That sentence alone tells you something about how the US has been side-lined in the past four year, with the world moving on and leaving the US in a position of catch up rather than leading on climate matters.

But if Biden is in a position of chasing other countries’ tails, he is starting to do so with some commitment, also cancelling the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit as a first day action.

The new President’s agenda is likely to also tackle emissions, having championed EVs on the campaign trail, energy efficiency and setting goal for 100 per cent clean electricity by 2035.

The Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be President Biden's special envoy on climate change at attending COP26 hosted in Glasgow in November where there are hopes of progress toward a multinational approach to protecting the climate.

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