Guwahati News Desk: Hours after taking oath as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden has signed orders for the US to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the first set of actions and instructs to undo the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.
Prez Biden signed a total of 17 executive orders covering also immigration and the fight against Covid-19 on Wednesday afternoon.
The 78-year-old said that he is fulfilling “a commitment I made that we’re going to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord as of today”.
Trump earlier had pulled out of the Paris agreement claiming that it placed an unfair economic burden on America compared to India and China.
Trump even left the WHO because, during the Covid-19 crisis, it was been courteous to China.
However, Spokesperson Jan Psaki on rejoining the WHO said: “will strengthen our efforts in strengthening global health”.
Biden also ended oil and gas exploration on federal lands and the laying of a pipeline to transport oil from Canada.