US President Joe Biden offers a public apology to a UN climate conference over his predecessor Donald Trump’s move to pull the US from the Paris accord.
Biden is speaking in Glasgow, Scotland where world leaders are gathering to discuss implementing the agreement to contain global warming by mid-century.
He says: “I shouldn’t apologize, but I do apologize for the fact the United States, the last administration, pulled out of the Paris Accords and put us sort of behind the eight ball a little bit.”
Biden has frequently criticized the past administration’s approach to climate, but did not previously deliver a public apology to the world.
Biden reentered the agreement in one of his first official acts in office on January 20.