#Paris Climate Accord

.Orlando, FL, USA
Former president Donald Trump was speaking at CPAC 2021 in Orlando. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on President Joe Biden's administration
  • He reiterated the false claim of the 2020 US presidential elections being "rigged"
  • Trump claimed Biden had the "most disastrous first month of any president in modern history"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden signed executive orders to join the Paris climate accord on his very first day at the oval office. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • US officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on Friday
  • President Joe Biden signed executive orders to join the agreement in January
  • US first signed the climate agreement in 2016

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden promised to address the matters of climate change in his campaign (Photo Credit: Instagram @joebiden)

  • US will hold a climate-related summit on April 22, 2021
  • The summit will aim to soidify carbon reduction promises
  • US did not ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing and fracking

.Berlin, Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Chancellor Merkel and President Biden agreed the pandemic can only be tackled through closer cooperation 
  • Angela Merkel welcomed Biden's decision of rejoining the WHO 
  • Both leaders also spoke about foreign policy issues, particularly those relating to Afghanistan and Iran

.Munich, Germany
Only $30 billion is currently available out of an estimated $70 billion needed by developing nations each year.(Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Natural disasters have cost the global economy a staggering $2.56 trillion this century
  • The 2015 Paris climate deal said wealthier nations are supposed to provide $100 billion every year to help poorer states
  • Countries such as Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti are the worst hit

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The two leaders spoke over call on Sunday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • This was Joe Biden's first conversation with Emmanuel Macron since the US President took office
  • The two leaders also discussed to "act together for peace in the Near and Middle East"
  • Earlier this week, Macron had lauded Biden's decision to return to the Paris climate accord

.London, UK
Boris Johnson tweeted a picture of himself in shirt-sleeves laughing as he spoke on the phone.. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BorisJohnson)

  • Johnson and Biden vowed to drive towards a "green and sustainable recovery from COVID-19"
  • Johnson became the first European leader to have spoken to the new president
  • Johnson hailed Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord and the WHO

Elon musk is the co-founder of auto maker Tesla.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • I am donating $100M towards a prize for best carbon capture technology, Musk wrote on Twitter
  • Musk is one of the most prominent climate influencers of present times
  • The Tesla founder earlier called for eliminating subsidies and impose a 'carbon tax' on companies that spew greenhouse gases

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Senator Steve Daines, who submitted the resolution, was supported by five other Republicans. (Photo credit: Twitter/@SteveDaines)

  • The resolution was submitted by Republican Senator Steve Daines
  • It was was supported by five other Republicans
  • The Senate chamber has 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, with Vice-President Kamala Harris as a deciding vote

.New York, NY, USA
The US pulled out from the Paris climate accords under the Trump administration(Photo Credits: Twitter @antonioguterres)

  • Guterres welcomed US back to the Paris climate accords
  • He hoped for 'ambitious' targets set by US for the COP26 in Glasgow
  • The WRI is expecting targets of 45-50% reduced emissions by the US