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US News US Presidential: If Biden comes to power, the United States will immediately join the Paris climate agreement

08:40  05 november  2020
08:40  05 november  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Even before knowing if he is elected at the White House, Joe Biden has promised that the United States, which actually left the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, November 4, will join the international treaty at the start of his possible term as president.

“Today, the Trump administration officially left the Paris climate agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden government will join him, ”he tweeted. A re-election of Donald Trump and the country would on the other hand go it alone for at least four more years.

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Since arriving at the White House, the Republican President has for his part defended the fossil fuel industry, questioned scientists on climate change and unraveled several environmental safeguards.

The United States should notify UN of their desire to return to the agreement

If Donald Trump were to obtain a second term, the fight for the climate will pass through states, municipalities and businesses, including initiatives, even without the support of the federal government , could allow the United States to reduce its carbon emissions by 37% by 2030, according to a recent report by America's Pledge. If Joe Biden wins, the United States will have to officially notify the UN of their willingness to return to the Paris Agreement.

US Presidential: If Biden comes to power, the United States will immediately join the Paris Climate Agreement

 US Presidential: If Biden comes to power, the United States will immediately join the Paris Climate Agreement © Provided by Le Point Joe Biden, Paris Agreement, climate Even before knowing if he is elected at the White House, Joe Biden has promised that the United States, which actually left the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, November 4, will join the international treaty at the start of his possible term as president. “Today, the Trump administration officially left the Paris climate agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden government will join him, ”he tweeted.

"There is a growing coalition of countries in favor of carbon neutrality by the middle of the century," United Nations spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric noted on Wednesday, citing recent commitments by South Korea and Japan. “Our support, our belief in an actively implemented Paris agreement remains unchanged,” he added.

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Notifying the UN will be "the easy part", confides to Agence France-Presse Andrew Light, environmental adviser to former Democratic President Barack Obama, stressing that the world's leading power will be left "out of the way" when the United Kingdom hosts the international climate conference COP26 on 12 December.

One of the objectives of the Paris agreement, signed in December 2015 by 195 countries, is to contain the rise in temperatures to 1.5 ° C compared to the pre-industrial era. And according to Dutch researcher Niklas Höhne, member of the Climate Action Tracker group, "Biden's climate plan alone could reduce temperature increases by around 0.1 ° C". "International climate policy will be a double or a half on this election," he said on Twitter. “Every tenth of a degree counts. »

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The credibility of the United States called into question?

Defenders of the environment believe that certain countries, such as Australia, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, took advantage of the announcement of the American withdrawal from the Paris agreement to revise their own ambitions downwards. And even if the United States were to quickly get back on the bandwagon, its credibility could be called into question. They were, after all, among the architects of the Kyoto accord, which they ultimately never ratified.

Hence the need, for Andrew Light, to initiate a sufficiently ambitious and sustainable climate policy so that a future Republican administration cannot backtrack. "Studies show that the climate issue goes beyond the divide between Republicans and Democrats with the general public," argues the former adviser to Barack Obama.

The rise of hydraulic fracturing

There are already a few signs that the United States, although there is still a long way to go, of the slowdown in fossil fuels in favor of renewable energies. Despite Donald Trump's efforts to revive the industry, more coal plants have closed under his presidency than during the second term of his predecessor Barack Obama. And, due to market forces, the production and consumption of renewable energies broke records in the country in 2019.

Despite everything, natural gas still accounts for more than a third of American energy production with the boom in hydraulic fracturing. This high environmental cost extraction method has become one of the challenges of the presidential campaign, especially in the key state of Pennsylvania, where many jobs depend on it. Joe Biden, caught between political pragmatism and ecological ambitions, says he sees natural gas as a "bridge" to renewable energies and has pledged not to completely ban hydraulic fracturing.

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