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7 Nov 2020

Author:
Ceres

Biden-Harris victory is a win for our health, planet, our economy and our future

Ceres congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic win. We, along with our networks of hundreds of investors and companies, stand ready to work with the new administration to build back better from Covid-19, advance a more equitable, just and sustainable future, and welcome the U.S. back into the global Paris Agreement.

... “We now look forward to declaring, ‘We Are Back In’ the Paris Agreement, as one of the first steps the Biden administration plans to take to get us back on track,” added Lubber. As a co-founder of the We Are Still In coalition in 2017, Ceres has helped to mobilize nearly 4,000 leaders - including thousands of investors and companies - from across the country to keep our commitment to the landmark accord’s goals.

“Together, we will work urgently to achieve a net-zero emissions future and limit average global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. As the second largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, the U.S. will need to cut emissions nearly in half by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2040, at least a decade sooner than our original goals, in order to make up for the lack of federal climate action by the Trump administration over the last four years. We also support President-elect Biden's commitment to require all Cabinet-level secretaries to take all appropriate steps to rapidly reduce U.S. emissions.”

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