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Africa’s leaders urged to push for concerted climate action as Biden’s Leaders’ Summit starts

President Tshisekedi

As 40 world leaders gather to participate in US President Joe Biden’s first step onto the international climate stage, groups from across Africa are urging its leaders to take decisive action on what is most affecting the climate – and to end fossil fuels now. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC and Chairperson of the African Union Among the ...

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PACJA to Biden: Engender ambitious climate action, negotiate realistic COP26 outcome

Mithika Mwenda

As the leaders on Climate Summit convened by the US president gets underway, the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) calls on President Joe Biden to use America’s global influence and take advantage of the current yearning for strong American leadership to ramp up ambitious climate action and negotiate a COP26 outcome that, at last, responds to African realities. In this ...

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US told to show readiness to pay debt owed towards equitable, just climate action

Joe Biden

Ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit holding from April 22 to 23, 2021 hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States of America, speakers at a press conference organised by Climate Action Network and the Global Gas and Oil Network have said that the summit’s success hangs on the US delivering its fair share of climate action, on domestic mitigation ...

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Health experts urge Biden to ‘go big’ on nation’s climate change commitment

Joe Biden

On behalf of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – a consortium of 32 national medical societies organised by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University – Mason 4C faculty members Drs. Mona Sarfaty and Ed Maibach released a public letter to President Joe Biden urging him to “go big” as he considers the climate ...

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United States officially rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Joe Biden

The U.S. on Friday, February 19, 2021 officially re-entered the Paris Climate Agreement, nearly one month after U.S. President Joe Biden took office and immediately pledged to re-enter the deal. US President Joe Biden “Now, as momentous as our joining the Agreement was in 2016 and as momentous as our rejoining is today what we do in the coming weeks, ...

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Reactions trail Biden’s target to protect 30% of U.S. lands, oceans by 2030

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden took the next leap in pursuing his climate agenda Wednesday, January 27, 2021, signing the latest in a spate of environment-focused executive orders. One of the most ambitious goals buried in the order he put forward is to conserve nearly a third of US land and ocean waters by 2030. US President Joe Biden In a reaction, Campaign ...

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Campaign urges Biden to end era of fossil fuel production

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden has been called upon to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree. US President Joe Biden The call was made at a digital rally on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 hosted by Build Back Fossil Free, a growing campaign of nearly 200 groups ...

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Guterres welcomes US steps to rejoin Paris Agreement

António Guterres

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warmly welcomed US President Joe Biden’s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and join the growing coalition of governments, cities, states, businesses and people taking ambitious action to confront the climate crisis. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The UN Secretary-General, who made the submission said in a statement on Wednesday, January 20, ...

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Biden takes US back into WHO, Paris Climate Agreement

Joe Biden

Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden has signed multiple executive orders aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic, starting with a “100 Days Masking Challenge” mandating face coverings on federal property and a return to the Paris Climate Change pact. US President Joe Biden The US president has also reversed his predecessor’s move to defund the World Health Organisation (WHO), in addition ...

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What we expect from Biden and Harris, by activists, scholars

Biden-Harris

Some 52 international activists and scholars including Nigeria’s Nnimmo Bassey in an open letter to US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris list several urgent actions that need to be urgently addressed – including the Covid-19 pandemic and Green Climate Fund, among several others. Excerpts: US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Congratulations on your victory ...

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