On Thursday, the United Nations (UN) announced that the U.S. will formally return to the Paris climate accord next February 19, according to UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
“The Paris agreement will enter into force for the United States on February 19, 2021, in accordance with its article 21(3),” the spokesman said.
Yesterday, Biden took
the oath of office. He was sworn in by Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.
Moreover, Kamala Harris was sworn
in as the nation’s first female vice president.
The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to assume the vice presidency and becomes the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.
On his first day as a president, Biden signed a package of decisions on his first day as a president, that reverse his predecessor’s orders.
Among Biden’s most notable decisions are the end of Trump’s much-assailed ban on visitors from several majority-Muslim countries and halting the construction of the wall on the US-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration.
He will also pledge the US’s return to the Paris climate agreement, and to the World Health Organization.