Joe Biden has said he will return to the United States in the Paris climate agreement as soon as he takes office, and will close the oil pipeline project, which threatens to strain relations with Canada.
And that’s just the beginning.
Experts say that four years after Donald Trump’s administration, Democrats will have to rebuild their lost credibility in the eyes of the international community, with concrete targets to reduce their emissions on the path to zero by 2050. Will compile
After that, it will need to realize its 2 2 trillion climate plan, which will green the heart of the economy and recover from the epidemic, while ensuring a long-term shift. Will create which cannot be eliminated quickly. The next Republican president.
“I think it’s important for the United States to show that this means a home business,” David Vasco of the World Resources Institute told AFP.
The WRI is pushing for a 45-50% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
Biden also vowed to summon the leaders of major economies for a climate summit within 100 days of his inauguration on Wednesday.
The team of incoming leaders has said that there are many steps that they can take immediately to eliminate the environmental damage caused by their predecessors. Will pick up
These include re-entry into the Paris Agreement – a 30-day process that begins when the United States sends a letter to the United Nations – and ending the Stone XL pipeline that connects Alberta’s oil sands to coastal refineries in Texas. To do
The Trump administration has taken an ax to grind on environmental regulations, and a fact sheet sent to incoming administration correspondents vowed to “immediately review and take appropriate action” on all of these measures.
While former Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the US climate talks abroad, the domestic front will be led by Gina McCarthy, Biden’s first national climate adviser.
Biden will present to Congress next month an infrastructure-focused “Bloodback Better Recovery Recovery Plan” – separate from the 1. 1.9 trillion Covid and economic stimulus package. Matters could become even more difficult given the Democratic Party’s thin control over the Senate.
The ڈالر 2 trillion green climate plan proposed by Biden during his campaign is expected to be similar.
It promises to “tackle the climate crisis, build a clean energy economy, address environmental injustices, and create millions of well-paying union jobs.”
“The challenge will be for Republicans to come up with a clean infrastructure package that will regularly reduce US emissions,” Paul Bladesway, a climate adviser to former President Bill Clinton with the Progressive Policy Institute, told AFP.
Bladeso predicted that Biden, along with his Republican allies, would initially try to reach the threshold of 60 votes needed to legislate for the majority – although not out of a simple majority of 51 votes. There are processes to pass the law.
A post-election survey and a poll published last week by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications found that a majority of voters on both sides support policies to reduce pollution and promote clean energy.
Sixty-three percent of voters said global warming should be a higher or higher priority for the president and Congress, while 66 percent said developing clean energy sources should be a higher or higher priority.