BSS-48 Bangladesh welcomes US for rejoining Paris Climate Agreement

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Bangladesh welcomes US for rejoining Paris Climate Agreement

DHAKA, Jan 21, 2021 (BSS) – Bangladesh has today welcomed the new US President Joe Biden’s important announcement on Wednesday to re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement.

Bangladesh also appreciated President Biden’s promise to put the United States on track to net-zero emissions by 2050 and his call to reestablish the US as global climate leader, a foreign ministry press release said here today.

Dhaka hopes that US’s re-joining the global climate accord and re-prioritization of climate change issues will encourage other leading emitters to reduce global emissions and to make investment in clean energy, said the foreign ministry.

On re-entering the Paris Agreement, the US government also acknowledged that the Paris Agreement created an unprecedented framework for global action to avoid planetary warming and to build global resilience, it added.

Bangladesh, as the current President of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20), plays leading role in climate discourses and focuses on the urgent need to strengthen climate action and adaptation efforts by enhancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

On June 1, 2017, the then-US President Donald Trump announced that his country would exit the accord and re-enter only on terms that are “fair to the United States.”

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