Bangladesh welcomed the new US President Joe Biden's announcement yesterday to re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement.
Bangladesh also appreciated President Biden's promise to put the United States on a track to net-zero emissions by 2050 and his call to reestablish the US as global climate leader, read a press release on Thursday.
On June 1, 2017, 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."
Bangladesh, as the current president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20), plays a leading role in climate discourses and focuses on the urgent need to strengthen climate action and adaptation efforts by enhancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
Bangladesh hopes that US's re-joining the global climate accord and re-prioritisation of climate change issues will encourage other leading emitters to reduce global emissions and to make investment in clean energy.
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.