US President signs major climate change and health care legislation

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US President Joe Biden has signed a historic climate change and healthcare spending bill into law on August 16.


  • This law will go a long way in reducing health care costs and combating climate change.
  • According to the White House, the $740 billion investment bill is the largest commitment to combat climate change in the country's history.

  • The White House claimed that Biden's Inflation Reduction Act would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a billion tons in 2030.

  • This law is ten times bigger than any climate law ever enacted.

  • The bill provides for significant investment in renewable energy through wind and solar power projects and heavy tax credits for electric vehicles.

  • The law would also stipulate the cost of the drug for Medicare recipients in excess of $2,000 annually.

  • The new law will also help the nearly 13 million Americans pay for their health insurance.

Similar climate packages announced by other countries :

  • In May 2022, Japan announced an ‘Invest in Kisida’ plan.

  • ‘Invest in Kisida’ plan aims for a $1.1 trillion investment to bolster the Japanese economy.

  • Japan aims to transition to clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030.

  • In June 2021, the European Union (EU) proposed a similar 'Fit for 55' plan to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030.

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