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Reentry of the US to the Paris Agreement to be addressed at the UN

United Nations, Feb. 19.- The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and the United States special envoy for the climate, John Kerry, will participate today in an event on the reincorporation of the northern country to the Paris Agreement.

Proposals to encourage climate ambition in order to address the current environmental crisis will also be discussed at this event.

Precisely, one of the first measures adopted by the US president, Joe Biden, after assuming office was aimed at establishing the return of his country to the Paris Agreement and reversing the policy promoted by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

The Republican magnate, six months after arriving at the White House in January 2017, announced that the United States would leave that international agreement, focused on addressing climate change and reducing the increase in temperatures globally.

Now, the Biden administration wants to put environmental action as a priority and questions Trump's actions, according to Kerry at a multilateral meeting on adaptation to climate change, organized by the Government of the Netherlands at the end of January.

We will do everything possible to make up for that three-year absence, he said on that occasion.

According to analysts, after the first steps taken by Biden, the United States will have to begin to finalize its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions for this decade.

Currently, that nation is among the main emitters of polluting gases, according to data from the United Nations Environment Program.

Most of these emissions come from fossil fuels, but also from cement manufacturing and gas combustion. (Text and photo: PL)