The United States President Joe Biden on his first day in office signed the reversal orders of the Paris Agreement exit. On 17 June 2017, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the accord, making it the third country amongst Syria and Nicaragua that didn’t sign the deal.
President Biden has signed an executive order to re-join the treaty wherein the United States will once again become a member of the Paris Agreement with the time interval of 30 days.
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. The agreement comes under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Till December 2020, all the 197 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement and 189 countries still party to it. It was signed by on 12 December 2015 and came into effect on 4 November 2016.
The Paris agreement’s purpose is to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, limit the average global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius.