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Biden will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. Here’s what happens next

2020-11-21 09:32:00       source:CNBC

November 20, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will reenter the U.S. into the Paris Climate Agreement, the global pact forged five years ago among nearly 200 nations to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The move will come after President Donald Trump formally withdrew the country from the climate change agreement on Nov. 4, which was the earliest possible date under its terms. Biden said he will bring the U.S. back into the accord as early as February.

Here’s a look at what rejoining means for the U.S. and the world and what could happen next.

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