And there it was. In just 495 characters President Joe Biden signed the US back up to the Paris Agreement climate accord.
I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015, do hereby accept the said Agreement and every article and clause thereof on behalf of the United States of America.
Done at Washington this 20th day of January, 2021.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
It was notable that it became one of only three executive orders signed in front of the world’s media suggesting he intends for the US to play a leading role.
During the first White House press briefing of the new Biden administration, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said it was part of an effort to “rebuild” relations with other countries around the world.