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- Sep 20, 2018
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Since I like to check this kind of claim, I took a look at Biden's website, and was surprised to find this:AOC and Jane Fonda 3.0 speak out on Green New Deal and support Joe Biden, even though Biden doesn't support it. Nothing weird about that.
Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face. It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected.
Joe Biden knows climate change is the greatest threat facing our country and our world, and he has a bold plan for a clean energy revolution.
So I dug a bit further, and this is what Snopes have to say:
It goes on to say,What's True
Biden said during the first 2020 presidential debate that he does not support the Green New Deal, a congressional resolution that lays out a set of proposals for tackling climate change. Instead, he said he supports the "Biden Plan," which itself refers to the Green New Deal as a “crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges."
Despite sharing certain elements in common with the Green New Deal, the Biden Plan also differs from it in significant ways, so it would be inaccurate to claim Biden supports the Green New Deal in its entirety.
Generally speaking, both policies establish a similar framework but differ in the specifics of how policymakers should go about enforcing and reaching defined goals. For example, both plans highlight the importance of clean, safe drinking water and community-driven projects that promote social and environmental justice in areas disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
The greatest difference between the Biden Plan and the Green New Deal lies in their stances on the Paris Agreement, an international agreement established in 2015 with the central aim of coordinating and strengthening the global response to climate change and keeping the global temperature rise in this century below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Whereas the Biden Plan promises a recommitment to the Paris Agreement, the Green New Deal does not mention it at all.
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden's position on climate change became a hot topic on the first night of the presidential debates in the fall of 2020.
So Biden's plans, at least in this regard, go considerably further than does the Green New Deal, which I would have thought is to be applauded rather than criticised.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden denounced the Green New Deal at Tuesday's debate, saying he has his own plan to deal with climate change.