President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a series of high-profile protests to force the government to prepare for and respond to threats to the world, and expressed his views on how the United States could become a world leader.
This could prevent the leasing of crude oil in public places, improve energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and create government offices and support agencies to prioritize work, clean up pollution, and ensure environmental sustainability.
Since taking office last week, Biden and his cabinet ministers have repeatedly said that climate change is one of the most important issues. With this, Biden outlines how he intends to do this by making the federal government the center in response.
“The United States and the world are facing a serious climate crisis,” he said monitoring Biden signed, he said. “We have very little time left to take action at home and abroad to avoid problems that could be severely damaged and take advantage of the opportunities available to deal with climate change.”
Biden’s early era differs greatly from what former President Donald Trump did, which includes immediately removing climate change from the White House page, banning climate change, and using its enormous power to improve oil, gas, and coal.
Biden’s action in one day was a direct response to Trump, including asking his staff to review the more than 100 anti-environmental laws that Trump has introduced to the country. reunite with the Paris climate agreement. But these innovations only continue to change Trump’s actions or revive the climate tests initiated by former President Barack Obama.
“Today it is clear that President Biden hears the demands of our generation clearly, understands the strengths of our organization, and is determined to use the power it has achieved to deliver on its promises,” said Varshini Prakash, chief of Sunrise Movement, in a statement.
As a major component, Biden is urging the Interior Department to suspend long-term lease of oil and gas in state and offshore waters “as far as it can.” The law does not prohibit new coal leases and discontinues borrowing of oil from other countries at their discretion.
In addition, Biden is pushing for a review of existing oil and energy development projects, and calls on the Department of Housing to find ways to improve energy efficiency, especially in the sea, state and local waters.
The American Petroleum Institute, a company that sells oil and gas, disputed this. “Prohibition of natural oil and gas leases in states and territories could pose a significant threat to U.S. security, economic growth and paying jobs in the United States,” API not sent.
Although the law will not affect the majority of people in the country by drilling for oil and gas and coal mines, which are located on land, it could be a serious climate problem. Petroleum emissions between 2005 and 2014 accounted for about 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions at that time, according to the United States Geological Survey reports.
An important part of major legislation is the creation of new offices and committees that focus on addressing climate problems and goals. In addition to creating a new White House of Climate Policy office, under the direction of Gina McCarthy, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Biden on Wednesday set up a National Climate Task Force that oversees members in organizations and departments “to help the entire government deal with climate change,” according to the White House.
Biden is also developing a Civilian Climate Corps Initiative designed to create new jobs in environmental stewardship, the Interagency Experiment Team on Coal and Energy and Economic Rehabilitation Groups to work on reducing pollution and residual oil and waste resources, as well as the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council and White House Environmental Justice Council to promote environmental protection monitoring.
Details were not given as to who would lead the new activities, how much money they would receive, or time to achieve these ambitious goals.
In most cases, Biden’s actions are in line with its promises of climate change, such as the promise to set aside 30% of state and water resources to be maintained by 2030 and to hold an international conference in its first 100 days – one to be held on World Day. , April 22, 2021.
“The past four years have been a frustrating one for our community and water, and this suspension is a good way to start our sustainable economic exchange,” Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Arizona Democrat and chairman of the House Environment Committee. Grijalva last year supported the Ocean-based Climate Solutions Act 2020 which also supports the 30% protection goal. He also said Congress will move forward with the bill.
“The impact of climate change could not be as high as it is now,” John Kerry, Special Rapporteur on Climate Change, told reporters Wednesday.
“Calling for the conference is important to ensure that 2021 is a year that will complement the loss of the past four years,” he added, referring to the upcoming national conference. “The world will test us with what we can do at home.”
In addition, McCarthy on Wednesday said the US was planning to release its climate commitment to climate change in Paris ahead of April’s summit.
As part of a separate commemoration on the integrity of scientists, Biden has also established scientific advisory committees held under Trump. Separately, he is also launching the Presidential Council for Science and Technology.