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An International Climate Agenda for the Biden Administration
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An International Climate Agenda for the Biden Administration

Alan Yu and others write about the steps the incoming Biden administration must take to address the climate crisis.

Authors

  • Jake Schmidt
  • Brendan Guy
  • Alan Yu
  • Carla Frisch

The U.S. and the world are at a critical inflection point for tackling the climate crisis. The last four years have been challenging for the international community who have carried the weight of a U.S. federal government moving in the wrong direction on climate change.

The Biden-Harris Administration takes office with the stark reality that the world would be in a better position on climate change if the US. had been a stronger partner. We must be bolder, more innovative, and deliver action more widely and effectively if we are going to bend the curve of emissions quickly enough to prevent the most severe impacts of climate change to people and the planet. Only a focused and ambitious global response can avert the worst impacts and build sustainable economies.

The above excerpt was originally published in U.S. International Climate Agenda. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Jake Schmidt

Brendan Guy

Alan Yu

Senior Vice President, National Security and International Policy

Carla Frisch