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These are the executive orders Biden will immediately sign to reverse Trump’s controversial policies

Joe Biden got straight to work as America’s 46th president and within hours of being sworn in, he signed a series of executive orders to reverse a number of decisions made by Donald Trump’s administration.

The new orders include action on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and racial inequality.

Mr Biden said there was “no time to start like today” as he got to work on inauguration day.

First, the new president demanded that masks be worn and social distancing be observed on all federal property after months of Mr Trump dismissing the risks of coronavirus.

He also announced that the US is re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement, which came into force in 2016, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Mr Trump made a number of controversial decisions during his time in office

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Mr Trump made a number of controversial decisions during his time in office

Mr Trump withdrew the US from the WHO, the UN agency responsible for global public health, despite the pandemic continuing to surge across the world.

His decision to take the US out of the Paris climate deal was met with fierce opposition and came as worsening extreme weather events continues to impact on millions of people.

The US is the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China. During his four years in office, Mr Trump dismissed climate science and rolled back environmental regulation to promote fossil fuel development.

But Mr Biden promised he would reverse these decisions when he was on the campaign trail in a move which has already been welcomed by other world leaders.

Joe Biden signs an inauguration declaration after being sworn in as president

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Joe Biden signs an inauguration declaration after being sworn in as president

His decisions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans, also come in stark contrast to those of Mr Trump who falsely said on multiple occasions it will “disappear”.

Mr Biden is pushing Congress to approve a $1.9tn coronavirus plan to help speed up the distribution of vaccines and to provide economic relief for Americans hurt by the pandemic.

He also began his work to “root out systemic racism” by devoting funds to “underserved communities”.

Mr Biden plans to rescind the 1776 Commission, which was recently issued by Mr Trump as part of his plan for a “patriotic curriculum”.

Here is a breakdown of the executive orders:

Coronavirus relief

Start a 100-day “masking challenge” calling for face coverings to be worn in federal buildings and on federal lands

Rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO)

Introduce a COVID-19 response coordinator that would report directly to the president and restore the National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense

Mr Biden and his wife Jill attend a memorial with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff at the Washington Monument to remember the victims of COVID-19

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Mr Biden and his wife Jill attend a memorial with the incoming vice president Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff at the Washington Monument to remember the victims of COVID-19

Economic relief and helping working families

Ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to immediately extend the federal eviction moratorium until at least 31 March 2021

Ask the Department of Education to immediately extend the pause on interest and principal payments for direct federal loans until at least 30 September 2021

Climate change

Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Direct all agencies and departments to review and take action to address federal regulations and other executive orders that were harmful to public health, the environment, science and other national interests

Direct agencies to consider revising vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards

Direct Department of Interior to protect national treasures and place temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which the Trump administration had recently opened to development

Re-establish the Interagency Working Group

Revoke, revise or replace additional executive orders, presidential proclamations, memorandum and permits signed over the past four years that do not serve the national interest – including revoking the presidential permit granted to the Keystone XL oil pipeline project from Canada

Mr Trump's administration made parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is a home to polar bears, available for oil drilling - a policy now being targeted by Mr Biden

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Mr Trump’s administration made parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is a home to polar bears, available for oil drilling – a policy now being targeted by Mr Biden

Racial equity

Dedicate funds to “underserved communities”

Begin work to embed equity across federal policymaking and root out systemic racism and other barriers

Rescind the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission

Reverse Mr Trump’s order excluding undocumented immigrants from the reapportionment count

Preserve and fortify protections for DREAMers (which allows protections for people illegally brought to the US as children)

Reverse the Muslim Ban

Repeal Trump Interior Enforcement EO

Stop border wall construction

Extend deferred enforced departure for liberians presidential memorandum

Prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation

A Black Lives Matter painting near the White House in Washington. Mr Biden's administration will tackle racial inequality

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A Black Lives Matter painting near the White House in Washington. Mr Biden’s administration will tackle racial inequality

Reinvigorating government trust

Restore public trust by making sure all presidential appointees sign an ethics pledge

Presidential memorandum: Withdraw the Trump administration’s regulatory process executive order to remove needless obstacles to regulating in the public’s interest

Issue a regulatory freeze to pause any new regulations from moving forward and give the Biden administration an opportunity to review any Trump administration regulations

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