The Climate Group congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their historic victory, as announced by the New York Times, Associated Press, and BBC.
President-elect Biden’s climate and clean energy plan is the most ambitious we’ve seen from a major US presidential nominee. Under his administration and leadership, we are optimistic about the future of US climate action and the opportunity for renewed global collaboration to address the climate crisis.
Amy Davidsen, Executive Director at the Climate Group, said: “Concern for the climate played a major role in the 2020 presidential debates. President-elect Biden’s win shows that Americans expect their president to follow climate science and take the bold and necessary actions to get the US back on track as a leader.
As one of the world’s largest polluters, the US must take responsibility to make ambitious commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and get to net-zero no later than 2050. President-elect Biden has agreed to rejoin the Paris Agreement as swiftly as possible, a critical first step.
In the last four years, US businesses and state and local governments led the charge in driving the clean energy transition – seeing the value in renewable electricity, clean electric vehicles, and smart energy efficiency.
With supportive federal climate leadership, the transformation to a clean economy can go much faster. By all working together, we can create new jobs, improve our health and quality of life, and protect those most impacted by our changing climate, at home and abroad.”