World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has issued the following statement from Carter Roberts, President and CEO, congratulating President-elect Joe Biden:
“With this election the American people made clear they want to change direction. They did so in an election where the future of the planet was a central part of the conversation. President-elect Biden will take office with a mandate to turn the tide in America’s fight against climate change. He also inherits the job of managing the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and preventing future pandemics – a task that includes repairing our broken relationship with nature and wildlife.
“The science is clear: humanity continues to be at risk from the crises of climate change and loss of nature. President-elect Biden has long been a champion for these issues. As a Senator, he advocated for US leadership on global biodiversity conservation. As Vice President, he helped negotiate the Paris Agreement and establish strong domestic policies limiting greenhouse gas emissions. As candidate for president, he set out the most aggressive climate and environmental justice plan ever introduced by a major party nominee.
“Now the hard work begins. It’s time to build a future in which both people and nature can truly thrive. We look forward to working with President-elect Biden to forcefully meet this moment.”