US election: Biden promises to rejoin Paris climate agreement if elected

US election: Biden promises to rejoin Paris climate agreement if elected

- Joe Biden has reacted to Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement

- The Democratic candidate said he would uphold the accord if he wins the US election

- Donald Trump has consistently faulted the climate agreement

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As Joe Biden moved closer to victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential race, the Democratic candidate promised to rejoin the Paris climate agreement if he is elected.

Biden made the pledge in a tweet on Thursday, November 5.

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Joe Biden has backed the Paris climate agreement. Credits: @JoeBiden
Source: Twitter

The Paris accord was drafted in 2015 to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

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Trump formally withdrew from the climate agreement on Wednesday, November 4, after criticising the pact for three years.

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The US president has dismissed climate change as a hoax.

He has rolled back several environmental regulations designed to protect the environment and stave off climate change.

However, Biden in response to Trump’s decision promised to rejoin the climate agreement if he wins the US election.

In another report, a suit filed by the Trump campaign asking a Georgia court to ensure that state laws were followed on absentee ballots has been dismissed.

The suit was dismissed by the Chatham County Superior Court judge, James Basson on Thursday, November 5, after a roughly one-hour hearing, reported.

The judge, however, did not provide an explanation for his decision.

Meanwhile, the New York Times has reported that peaceful demonstrations in Manhattan on Wednesday, November 5 turned into clashes between protesters and the police leading to nearly 60 arrests.

The protests and subsequent confrontations came as the city and much of the rest of the United States remained on edge amid the presidential election’s uncertain outcome.

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According to the report, the protesters gathered outside the New York Public Library in Midtown before marching to Washington Square Park.

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