21 Feb 2021

Antonio Guterres applauds US again join in Paris Agreement


United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised US return in Paris Agreement on Climate Change. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lauded America's withdrawal in 

the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and called for a global move to achieve zero emission purely by 2050.

According to the Guterres said at a virtual event on Friday, "Today is a day of hope as the US officially returns to the Paris Agreement. This is good news for the US and the world."

He said that for the last four years, the absence of a mojor country had made a difference in the Paris Agreement, a missing link that weakened the whole. So today, as America has re-entered into this agreement, we respect it.

The US signed the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016, and on 3 September 2016 agreed to be bound by the agreement by acceptance. Donald Trump announced in June 2017, soon after assuming office as US President that his country would be separated from the agreement.

 On his first day in the White House, President Joe Biden signed a new document of approval, which was submitted to the United Nations Secretary-General on the same day, allowing the US access on 19 February 2021 according to the provisions of the Paris Agreement.

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