On January 20, local time, US President Biden signed an executive order to reverse the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Subsequently, the UN Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement, “warmly welcome President Biden to rejoin the “Paris Climate Change Agreement”” in response to the climate crisis.
Guterres stated in a statement that with the re-entry of the United States, two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emitters have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality goals. He warned that the climate crisis is still worsening, and the time is running out to limit the temperature rise and build a more climate-resistant society to protect the most vulnerable groups.
In addition, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme, Inge Anderson, stated on the social networking site that he looks forward to working closely with the US government to strengthen climate action. In June 2017, former US President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. On November 4, 2020, the United States officially withdrew from this agreement. This move has been widely criticized in the United States and the international community.