The climate turn in the United States under Biden

  • Edit Antal Fodroczy Investigadora titular C de tiempo completo definitiva. Adscrita al Área de Estudios Estratégicos, CISAN, UNAM.

Abstract

Following the very disappointing actions on environmental issues, and in particular on climate change, when both issues not only were abandoned but also regressed, the Joe Biden administration has an opportunity to recover what was lost and move forward substantially on both areas.The issue of climate change has an international and a national aspect. The first is related to the degree of commitment of the US with the world and with multilateralism, while the second basically relates to the promotion of the economic sectors of the fossil energy industry versus the sectors in favor of renewable energy. The Biden plan is based on the idea that the recovery of the economy and competitiveness, as well as employment and even social justice, are interconnected and can only be achieved within the framework of a broad economic and green investment project. This article evaluates the political conditions that the new government will have in order to achieve its green plan and it also analyzes what will be its greatest obstacles and possibilities.

Author Biography

Edit Antal Fodroczy, Investigadora titular C de tiempo completo definitiva. Adscrita al Área de Estudios Estratégicos, CISAN, UNAM.
  Edit Antal Fodroczy

Professor Antal is a full-time UNAM researcher working at the CISAN. She is a Level 2 member of the National System of Researchers and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

She studied in different areas of social sciences at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, the UNAM, and the UAM. She did her bachelor’s degree in economics, her master’s in political and social sciences, and her doctorate in international relations, as well as master’s courses in the philosophy of science.

She teaches and is thesis advisor in the UNAM School of Political and Social Sciences Graduate Program in orienting international relations. Her topics are the Research Seminar; Methodological Focuses; and Environmental, Science, and Technological Policies.

She has done comparative studies in cooperation on science, technology, and environmental policy in North America and the European Union. She has worked on issues like environmental cooperation along the Mexico-U.S. border, climate change, biotechnology policies, genetically modified organisms, biofuels, cooperation and science and technology policies, as well as innovation policies.

Some of her most recent publications include Cooperación en ciencia y tecnología en América del Norte y Europa, (Cooperation in Science and Technology in North America and Europe), edited by herself and F. Aroche (Mexico City: CISAN/Conacyt, 2011); the editing and introduction to a special issue of the journal Norteamérica (year 7, 2012) on climate change in North America; “El futuro del régimen del cambio climático y el papel de América del Norte en ello. Una perspectiva histórica y analítica” (The Future of the Climate Change Regime and the Role of North America. A Historical and Analytical Perspective) in that same issue; the chapter “Mexico Canada Biotech Image: The Role of the Broader Scientific Community,” written jointly with Camelia Tigau, in the book edited by I. Hussein, The Impact of NAFTA on North America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); and the article “GMO Public Diplomacy for Biosafety in Mexico,“ written jointly with Camelia Tigau, published in the journal Place Branding and Public Diplomacy (2009).

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Published
2021-05-11
How to Cite
Antal Fodroczy, E. (2021). The climate turn in the United States under Biden. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2021.1.490
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