On January 20, 2021 -- as one of his first acts in office -- President Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement and began the process of rejoining. The United Sates officially rejoined the Paris Agreement 30 days later, on February 19.
The Paris Agreement is the 2015 global accord that implements the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The United States joined in 2016. President Trump announced in 2017 that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, but was unable to take formal action until three years after the Agreement took effect in the United States, and formally withdrew in November 2020. Shortly after taking office, President Biden formally began the 30-day process of rejoining the accord. Read more on our blog >>>