Biden to sign executive orders on climate change

US President Joe Biden wore a face mask as he spoke at the White House in Washington, January 26, 2021, about the fight to stop the coronovirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic.

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The White House said Wednesday that President Joe Biden is set to sign several executive orders to combat climate change and transform the country into a clean energy economy.

Executive actions include establishing climate change as a national security priority, conserving at least 30% of federal land and oceans by 2030, and the cancellation of new oil and gas leases on public lands and waters according to a review of orders issued by the administration is.

Biden’s executive agenda will focus on green jobs and union opportunities, as well as environmental justice adversely impacting communities from climate change.

The administration said that climate actions would create modern and sustainable infrastructure while restoring scientific integrity in the federal government. The orders pushed the President’s agenda to cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Along with White House staffers, who have worked in the White House with many historical experts, last week signed an order to join the US Paris Climate Agreement to curb their emissions. He also canceled the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the US

The president planned to offer comment and sign orders at 1:30 p.m. Biden’s Special Climate Envoy John Kerry and National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy are set to brief reporters about the administration’s plans.

The Biden administration will also host a climate leaders summit on April 22, which will gather global leaders to discuss climate change issues. The peak will likely be remote during the coronovirus epidemic.


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