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YOUNG YOU | The Paris agreement and climate change

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The Paris agreement was made by world leaders in 2015 to address the issue of climate change worldwide. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
The Paris agreement was made by world leaders in 2015 to address the issue of climate change worldwide. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In early November this year, the USA became the first country to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In 2016, when he was running for election, President Donald Trump vowed to withdraw his country from the agreement if he became president. He announced the withdrawal in 2017 but the process took some years and has only now been completed. But America won’t stay out of the agreement for long.

The newly elected president, Joe Biden, has promised one of the first things he’ll do after his inauguration in January is to rejoin the Paris Agreement.

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