- Joe Biden made it clear throughout his campaign and after entering office that tackling the global climate crisis was a key focus for his government. - As president, he outlined a new approach to the climate crisis in an Executive Order released on January 27th. This established multiple new climate-related roles in the Executive Office of the President and integrated officials from other departments into the drive to curb environmental degradation. - In this article, Marion Willingam discusses what this means for the US’ renewed commitments to tackling the climate crisis.
This article examines the 30 by 30 target which forms part of President Biden’s plan to fight climate change and biodiversity loss. Challenges to this plan include representivity, climate and racial justice, private land ownership, politics and costs. Key aspects will be cooperation with key stakeholders, transparency, continuous government support beyond single presidential terms and funding.
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