Climate change: UN lauds Biden’s move to re-enter Paris Agreement

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By:Oluwatosin Iyun

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, applauded newly elected President Joe Biden’s moves to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Guterres said at the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit,countries producing half of global carbon pollution had committed to carbon neutrality.

He said the President’s renewed ambition brings the figure to two-thirds,”but there is a very long way to go.”

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“I warmly welcome President Biden’s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and join the growing coalition of governments, cities, states, businesses and people taking ambitious action to confront the climate crisis.

“The climate crisis continues to worsen and time is running out to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and build more climate-resilient societies that help to protect the most vulnerable.

“We look forward to the leadership of United States in accelerating global efforts towards net zero, including by bringing forward a new nationally determined contribution with ambitious 2030 targets and climate finance in advance of COP26 in Glasgow later this year,”the statement reads.”

He expressed his commitment to working closely with President Biden and other leaders to overcome the climate emergency, and recover better from COVID19.

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