2020 election

Biden Names John Kerry as Climate Envoy

Biden Names John Kerry as Climate Envoy

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday that former Secretary of State John Kerry will sit on his National Security Council (NSC) as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Kerry’s appointment was announced alongside other key foreign policy and national security roles and signals that the Biden administration plans to make fighting the climate crisis an integral part […]

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    The Biggest Environmental Wins and Losses of the 2020 Election

    The Biggest Environmental Wins and Losses of the 2020 Election

    By Tara Lohan Election Day 2020 — the day before the United States officially left the Paris climate agreement — didn’t deliver an immediate rebuke to President Trump or relief for environmentalists. That would have to wait. “The election hasn’t produced the outcome that the planet badly needed,” Bill McKibben of 350.org summed up in […]

    Biden Defeats Trump, Promises Sea Change on Climate and Coronavirus

    Biden Defeats Trump, Promises Sea Change on Climate and Coronavirus

    Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated sitting President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election Saturday and is now set to become the 46th president of the United States. The election results, reported by several outlets including The Associated Press, pave the way for a dramatic shift in U.S. policy on the climate crisis and […]

    7 Environmental Takeaways From the 2020 Election Season

    7 Environmental Takeaways From the 2020 Election Season

    By John R. Platt Well, that was interesting … and hair-raising. At press time the harrowing presidential race of 2020 remains too close to call, as do a few key congressional and Senate seats. The Senate may not even settle out until January, when Georgia will hold runoff elections and we’ll find out which party […]

    Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement

    Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement

    On Nov. 4, the U.S. officially left the Paris climate agreement, but its departure may be short lived. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who took the lead Friday morning in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania according to The Associated Press, has reaffirmed his commitment to immediately rejoining the accord if he wins the 2020 […]

    Colorado Votes to Reintroduce Wolves, Approving Historic Ballot Initiative

    Colorado Votes to Reintroduce Wolves, Approving Historic Ballot Initiative

    The voters of Colorado have made history by electing to reintroduce gray wolves to the state. The opponents of Proposition 114, as the measure was called, conceded Thursday, National Geographic reported. As of that afternoon, the plan to reintroduce wolves had 1,495,523 votes for and 1,475,235 against with 90 percent of the votes counted. However, […]

    What Are the Implications of the Election Results on the Food Movement?

    What Are the Implications of the Election Results on the Food Movement?

    By Elena Seeley In response to the 2020 election results, Food Tank and Table 81 hosted a panel to make sense of the election results and discuss what it means to the food system. Moderated by Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg and Katherine Miller of Table 81, the event featured Christopher Bradshaw of Dreaming Out […]

    U.S. Now Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    U.S. Now Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    The U.S. has officially left the Paris climate agreement. However, the permanence of its departure hangs on the still-uncertain outcome of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. While President Donald Trump made the decision to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement, his rival former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to rejoin “on day one,” as NPR […]