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Glad to see America back in Paris accord

- JARED McCALLISTE­R CARIBBEAT

Great to see and welcome back, said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, thanking President Biden for rejoining the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the biggest global effort to stop global warming.

“On this historic day, I write in my capacity as chair of the Alliance of Small Island States, a coalition of 44 small island and low-lying coastal developing states that are most gravely threatened by climate change — many of us are your close neighbors in the Caribbean,” wrote Browne.

“I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015, do hereby accept the said Agreement and every article and clause thereof on behalf of the United States of America. read the executive order the president signed immediatel­y after his inaugurati­on last Wednesday.

“It is vital that every nation acts to preserve the planet for future generation­s; to save the most vulnerable countries from extinction; and to protect the global community from the consequenc­es of enlarged numbers of refugees, economic destructio­n, public health emergencie­s, food insecurity and conflict,” Browne wrote to Biden.

In closing, Browne wrote, “On behalf of AOSIS, and on my own behalf, Mr. President, I assure you of our readiness and determinat­ion to hold hands with you to jointly address this most dangerous threat to our one planet and our one humanity.”

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