Commenting on President Biden’s executive action to rejoin the Paris Agreement today, Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: “President Biden’s executive action to rejoin the Paris Agreement signals his strong commitment to climate, which is at the heart of his strategy for investment, infrastructure and recovery in the US. His appointment of John Kerry, an extremely distinguished and knowledgeable statesman, to lead climate efforts internationally is also a clear reflection of how seriously President Biden and his new administration take the threat of climate change. He will commit the U.S.A. to a target of net zero by 2050, and his arrival in the White House is extremely positive news for the future of lives and livelihoods on the planet. In a  world of fractured politics, action on climate can now draw nations and peoples together and we have a chance to both manage the immense risks of climate change and find a new sustainable, inclusive, and resilient path to development and growth.”

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