Back in Paris Climate Accord, US Vows No More Sidelining of Climate

“Climate change and science diplomacy can never again be ‘add-ons’ in our foreign policy discussions,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, center flanked by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, and President of the French Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius, right, speaks during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 video conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. World leaders are applauding Friday's formal return of the U.S. to the mostly voluntary 2015 agreement, saying it is symbolic and important. They say they expect the United States to show leadership in the fight against warming by setting strong targets for carbon pollution cuts by 2030.(Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
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The United States officially returned to the Paris global climate accord on Friday, and U.S. leaders declared the nation could not afford to ever sideline the growing climate crisis again. “Climate change and science diplomacy can never again be ‘add-ons’ in our foreign policy discussions,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, in what was expected to be a day of Biden administration outreach to global and domestic audiences touching on the U.S.…

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