Biden apologizes for Trump’s US withdrawal from climate change deal

Biden apologizes for Trump’s US withdrawal from climate change deal

US President Joe Biden apologized to world leaders on Monday for the actions of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who pulled “Uncle Sam’s country” from the climate change deal.

“I think I have to apologize that the United States, in the previous administration, withdrew from the Paris Agreement and forced us to withdraw from the war on climate change,” Biden said, noting that his first step when he was sworn in as US president was to return to the Paris Agreement.

Trump withdrew the United States from the deal on the grounds that the Paris Agreement killed many jobs.

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However, Biden, in his speech at COP26, said tackling climate change will boost the economy.

“I think there is a great opportunity not only for the United States but also for the world in this fight against climate change,” Biden said.

Biden then stressed that the United States would prove its commitment with concrete actions, not just words.

“The United States will not only return to the agreement but will also set an example,” he concluded. (AFP / OL-1)


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