President Biden calls for climate action, apologizes for U.S. exit from the Paris Accord


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Eleanor Hildebrandt | November 2, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden urged countries at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference to invest in a decade of climate action.

He called on countries to transition to clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions at the conference in Glasgow, Scotland. He isolated more developed countries to commit to climate goals, including helping developing countries adapt to climate change.

According to Iowa Capital Dispatch, Biden said the U.S. and other mostly developed countries have a larger responsibility to address climate change. The 46th president also committed to trying to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 in the U.S. Biden will announce additional plans to attain those goals, including combating deforestation.

Biden discussed his $1.75 trillion spending plan that hopes to create a strategy to reduce the risk of future natural disasters and shocks. Specifically, the plan promises more than $500 billion to climate initiatives. Congress might consider the plan soon. The “Build Back Better” plan also provides tax credits for clean energy industries in the country, an approach Biden said could create more jobs.

Biden also apologized for former President Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord.

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