The U.S. Rejoined the Paris Agreement. Now Comes the Hard Part
Four years of inaction mean the country is far behind on the commitments required by the climate agreement. The Biden administration will need to take bold actions to keep the U.S. on track-
While the new administration can accomplish several things directly, it’s also important for Congress to pass new laws.
Here are a few of the key policies that the government could pursue: 100% clean power by 2035, scaling up electric cars, retrofit buildings, R&D for hard-to-decarbonize industries.
“Rejoining is just the threshold,” says Rachel Cleetus, the policy director for the climate and energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “We need to do a lot more to show the world that the U.S. is going to do its fair share.”