Connect with us

International

Here is what Joe Biden is most likely to do on first day as POTUS

Avatar

Published

on

Here is what Joe Biden is likely to do on first day as POTUS

President-elect Joe Biden has made a decision to signal a dozen of government orders to undo the actions of President Trump, like re-joining the Paris local climate accord and ending the vacation ban on predominantly Muslim nations, on his 1st day in office environment.

According to a memo from incoming main of staff Ron Klain, President-elect Joe Biden is also expected to signal orders halting evictions and pupil financial loan payments for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden administration could also difficulty a mask mandate on all federal house and expand virus testing.

Nonetheless, the government orders issued by President Trump pre-empting the protection danger will be nullified by President-elect Biden’s new buy.

Reversing Trump government’s purchase was built during marketing campaign

In the operate-up to the elections, Joe Biden had created numerous guarantees to reverse the choice taken by the Trump administration in the previous four yrs. These guarantees ended up created on every thing from climate adjust to immigration to overseas coverage.

“During the campaign, President-elect Biden pledged to take rapid motion to start off addressing these crises and make back better,” Klain wrote in the memo. “As president, he will keep those people guarantees and signal dozens of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cupboard businesses in success of the guarantees he manufactured,” he extra.

The memo also outlines Biden’s programs to send out Congress a huge-scale immigration plan inside his very first 100 times in place of work. The prepare would provide a pathway to citizenship for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrations currently in the United States.

Previously, Joe Biden experienced announced his very first legislative precedence this 7 days, saying a $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package deal that involved immediate payments to Us residents. Joe Biden experienced explained that he wanted the package situation to be the 1st one to be taken up by the Congress right after he is inaugurated on January 20.

International

Biden warns leaders of ‘decisive decade’ ahead for climate crisis

Avatar

Published

on

Biden warns leaders of ‘decisive decade’ ahead for climate crisis
J

oe Biden has warned world leaders this is the “decisive decade” to avoid the worst of the climate crisis as he outlined targets for the US to halve its emissions by 2030.

The US president announced a new target to achieve a 50-52% reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, as he hosted a virtual leaders summit to galvanise international action to curb rising global temperatures.

Mr Biden and Boris Johnson who also addressed the summit, both sought to highlight the opportunity to create good jobs from shifting to clean energy and technology as they urged other countries to follow their lead with action.

That is because existing plans are not nearly enough to meet countries’ commitments under the Paris deal to curb global temperature rises to as little as 1.5C if possible and avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change.

In the wake of the announcements at the summit, environmental and aid campaigners warned much more ambition was needed to meet the 1.5C goal and action and policies had to deliver on the targets.

And Cop26 President Alok Sharma said the warning lights were “flashing bright red” as planet Earth faced make or break in the next decade.

He said the global community had not yet done enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, as he urged countries to take immediate action to meet targets set out in their national plans, for example by phasing out coal.

The new US target is part of its national climate plan, being submitted as part of its return to the Paris accord, the world’s first comprehensive climate treaty which Donald Trump quit when he was president.

Analysts at Climate Action Tracker said the new US target would reduce the global emissions gap between action pledged and the cuts needed to meet the Paris goals by around 5-10% in 2030, but bigger cuts would be needed for the US to play its part in meeting the 1.5C target.

Opening the summit, Mr Biden said the US was resolved to take action, but could not solve the problem on its own, urging: “All of us, particularly those who represent the world’s largest economies, we have to step up.

“Those that do take action and make bold investments in their people, in clean energy futures, will win the good jobs of tomorrow and make their economies more resilient and more competitive.”

And he warned: “Scientists tell us that this is the decisive decade. This is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.

“We must try to keep the Earth’s temperature to an increase of 1.5C,” he said, warning a world beyond 1.5C meant more frequent and intense fires, floods, droughts, heatwaves and hurricanes hitting communities, lives and livelihoods.

This week Mr Johnson announced a “world-leading” target for the UK to cut emissions by 78% on 1990 levels by 2035, which builds on plans to cut pollution by 68% by 2030, the most ambitious among leading economies.

But environmental groups in the UK have warned that policies and action are urgently needed to deliver on the pledges and cut pollution from homes, transport, industry and power supplies.

Addressing the summit,  the PM focused on the role new technology, including carbon storage tech, new crops and cheap hydrogen, could play to tackle the climate crisis, as he welcomed the US’s “game-changing” announcement and highlighted UK action.

“As host of Cop26 we want to see similar ambitions around the world, we are working with everybody from the smallest nations to the biggest emitters to secure commitments that will keep change to within 1.5C.

“I think we can do it, to do it we need scientists in all of our countries to work together to produce the technological solutions that humanity is going to need,” he said.

He also highlighted the need for rich nations to go beyond existing commitments to deliver 100 billion US dollars a year in finance to support developing countries to tackle the climate crisis.

He said climate action was not an “expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging” but could deliver green jobs and growth, and the world could build back better from the pandemic by building back greener.

“Let’s use this extraordinary moment and the incredible technology that we’re working on to make this decade the moment of decisive change in the fight against climate change and let’s do it together,” he urged.

The summit comes after the International Energy Agency warned that global carbon emissions were set for their second biggest increase on record after a sharp drop in 2020 due to the pandemic, with demand for fossil fuels, including coal, pushing climate pollution up to close to 2019 levels.

It also heard from UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, who called for action including ending subsidies for fossil fuels, ramping up investments in renewable energy, an end to coal power plants  and for finance to help developing countries develop cleanly and deal with the impacts of climate change.

Continue Reading

Trending