Biden has vowed to make the issue of climate change a top priority in an agenda that reverses many Trump administration policies. Biden says he will re-join the Paris Climate Agreement immediately upon taking office and “put America back in the business of leading the world on climate change.” Alongside the Paris Climate Agreement, Biden will convene a climate summit of world leaders within his first 100 days in office.
Biden “has demonstrated that he is prepared to deliver on his promise to pursue a more ambitious environmental agenda than any of his predecessors — one that aspires to rapidly shrink the nation’s carbon emissions, give voice to the vulnerable communities hit hardest by pollution and create solid jobs in industries helping to create a greener future.”
With Biden’s new presidency, he has promised an unprecedented focus on environmental inequity, promising to invest 40% of clean energy funding in historically disadvantaged communities and ensure wider access to everything from safe drinking water to sustainable jobs in neighborhoods that have long lacked both.
Biden’s fully detailed Climate Plan can be read here.