Can the Biden Administration Unlock the United States’ Sustainability Potential?
JANUARY 15, 2021
Amidst four different but intertwined crises – the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economic crisis and high unemployment rates, the increasing racial tensions, and the climate crisis – the next government of the United States faces unprecedented challenges. In addition, compared to some of its peers, the U.S. currently does not hold a leadership position in terms of sustainability. Consequently, the heralded policy change towards more ambitious sustainability commitments leaves ample room for improvement, not only vis-à-vis the previous administration, but also in the context of long-term sustainable development.