Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

EU Welcomes U.S. Return to Paris Climate Agreement

21/01/2021 - 22:53
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The European Union welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to have the United States re-join the Paris Climate Agreement.

European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and High Representative Josep Borrell released a joint statement after the announcement, stating: “We are looking forward to having the United States again at our side in leading global efforts to combat the climate crisis. The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our time and it can only be tackled by combining all our forces.”

Joint Statement by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the United States re-joining the Paris Agreement


Other EU leaders, including Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel, shared their congratulations, good wishes, and excitement for this new chapter in EU-U.S. relations.

Comprehensive collection of tweets by EU leaders on U.S. President Biden's inauguration