Paris agreement gets ‘new lease on life’ under Biden, climate advocates say

Climate policy experts around the world have been letting out sighs of relief in the days since the U.S. election. In just two months, a president who once called global warming a hoax will be replaced by one who’s pledged to “rally the rest of the world to meet the threat.”

A video of Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who ran the Paris climate agreement negotiations at the United Nations, neatly summed up the ecstatic reactions of climate delegates and activists around the world.

The clip posted on Twitter shortly after the voting results were called last Saturday showed her happily jumping up and down while spinning in a circle and shrieking.


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