The size and scope of Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan is “unprecedented historically,” Brookings Associate Fellow Joe Kane argues.
While the full details, including funding, of many of the proposals are still forthcoming, Kane lays out the expansive range of priorities in the plan, from physical and digital infrastructure, agriculture and land conservation, worker training and unionization, to labor equity, environmental justice, and coordination of efforts across national, state, and local partners.
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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Fred Dews, Marie Wilken, and Camilo Ramirez for their support.
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[On the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement] If Biden wins, then the fact that the withdrawal became final on November 4 really won’t matter. If Trump wins a second term, then it will have much more lasting impact.
[On the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement] The international community has seen the United States walk away twice.