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Kerry Vows Aggressive Climate Steps as U.S. Rejoins Paris

  • U.S. formally rejoins climate agreement rejected by Trump
  • White House has vowed new, ambitious climate commitment
John Kerry
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Presidential climate envoy John Kerry vowed on Friday that the U.S. would take aggressive steps to reduce its carbon emissions as the nation officially rejoins the Paris climate accord.

Under the agreement, some 195 countries set their own voluntary emissions-reduction targets. The goal is to prevent average global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels.