Washington – President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed several executive actions aimed at combustion, On unilateral action, the president took his first day in office and focused the federal government on the issue, which withdrew a seat under former President Donald Trump’s administration.
Joined with Vice President Kamala Harris, Special Chairman of Climate John Carey and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Mr Biden said his actions would “supercharge our administration’s ambitious plan to counter the existential threat of climate change.”
In remarks at the White House, he said, “It is in the times to come to deal with this threat, which is now coming before us, climate change, with an excess of urgency”. “In my view, we’ve already waited a long time to deal with this climate crisis and we can’t wait any longer. We see it with our eyes, we feel it, we know it in our bones . “
The president said the nation needed a unified response to the “catastrophic” climate crisis and stressed that the US should take the lead in global response.
“It’s time to act,” he said.
In a trio of directives, Mr. Biden called on the Secretary of the Interior to “freeze new oil and gas leases wherever possible” on public lands and offshore waters, and current leasing and permitting practices related to fossil fuel development on federal lands and waters Directed to review. Mr. Biden insisted, as he did during the presidential campaign, that his administration is not banning fluff.
The President’s Executive Order sets a goal of conserving at least 30% of land and water by 2030, and begins the process to develop an emissions reduction target for the US and a climate finance plan.
Mr. Biden established climate as a key element of foreign policy and national security, instructing National Intelligence Director, Ariel Haines, to prepare “national intelligence estimates” on the security implications of climate change. To enhance climate in US foreign policy, Mr. Bedon will sit on the National Security Council, Kerry, the President’s Special Envoy for Climate.
Through his executive functions, the President formally created the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy and established a National Climate Task Force consisting of officials from 21 federal agencies and departments. Before he took over the reins of government, Mr. Biden tapped McCarthy, the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, as National Climate Advisor and would head the Office of Domestic Climate Policy.
Mr. Biden signed a presidential memorandum protecting government scientists from political interference.
The president said of his actions, “This is a whole-government approach to implementing climate change at the heart of our domestic, national security and foreign policy.” “It is advancing conservation, revitalizing communities and cities, and achieving environmental justice on farms. Our plans are ambitious but we are America. We are bold.”
The latest series of instructions from Mr Biden came a week after the Paris climate deal was signed, signing an order related to the Paris climate agreement, which was negotiated by former President Barack Obama’s administration. On his first day in office, the president also effectively ended the Keystone XL pipeline.
The President has spent his first week in carrying out orders focused on the coronovirus crisis, manufacturing, immigration and racial equity. Mr. Biden said the climate touches on his agenda items, including promoting the American agenda, ensuring the health of American families, and protecting the safety of the nation.