He did not waste time. A few hours after eating Sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, Joe Biden sits in front of the “Resolve Desk” in White House’s Oval Office. With the stroke of a pencil, He signed the order US return to Paris climate agreement.
– Philip Berry (@ptiberry) January 20, 2021
The two-line order was later published Hisr White House House site. A welcome return Emmanuel Macron a while ago : “Welcome back! We can succeed in meeting the challenges of our time. We can do everything we can to change climate change by working for our planet,” the head of state wrote on Twitter.
Keystone blocked the XL pipeline
UN chief Antonio Guterres welcomed the move “warmly” and asked Joe Biden to set new “ambitious” climate goals for the United States. John Kerry, the US special envoy for climate change, said the U.S. return to the deal “restored US credibility” but was just the beginning. “It’s time to get down to business,” he tweeted.
In the process, Joe Biden stopped drilling in the Arctic and blocked the Keystone XL pipeline project between Canada and the United States. Barack Obama had previously opposed this, but Donald Trump changed his mind. The topic of interaction between Ottawa and Washington should have been on the pipeline menu reserved for Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden, from his first phone call with a foreign leader on Friday morning.