Biden victory a huge win for climate, clean energy

Mohamed Adow in The Nation

The election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States is a mark of victory for climate and clean energy. President Donald Trump’s arrogance and ignorance saw him withdraw America from the Paris Agreement, which was negotiated to tackle the climate crisis.

Problems like climate change don’t stop at national borders, and so our response cannot either. In Africa, we are suffering disproportionately — we see droughts, water shortage and coastal storms destroying our lives and livelihoods.

So it’s good news to know that Biden will be returning the US to the Paris Agreement — established, in part, by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, whom he served with a Vice-President for eight years from 2004 to 2012.

The Paris deal is designed to ensure countries reduce their emissions and help the most vulnerable and poorest to deal with the impacts.

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