Donald Trump announces withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Alain Brian
Juin 2, 2017

Of course, Trump also said he was willing to renegotiate the agreement. This decision will also give China the opportunity to emerge as the world's climate leader ahead of the US, as the country said prior to Trump's decision that they meant to remain committed to the agreement. There are estimates that this agreement, which is unfair, and punishes America. that we would lose 6 and a half million jobs, while countries like India and Iran - We would have to pay them to reduce their carbon emissions.

"Withdrawing the USA from the Paris climate agreement isn't just a setback, it's irresponsible", Walsh said. And the USA exit is bound to affect the norms and goals of the Paris accord even if other larger emitters including India, Russia, European Union and China has reiterated their commitment.

"As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of Paris Agreement for our people, our economy and future", Peduto wrote.

Trump said the U.S. would begin negotiations either to re-enter the Paris accord or to have a new agreement "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers". He said that even if USA is out of the Accord, he hopes the firms and people will join hand to protect "the one planet we've got".

Former Obama aide David Axelrod said "in backing off of climate pact", Trump "is locking arms with Syria and Nicaragua and matching confidently into the past".

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Donald Trump of her "disappointment" at his decision to withdraw from the world's first deal to tackle global warming.

"Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia, and across the world should not have more to say with respect to the US economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives", Trump went on to say.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this week warned Mr Trump about the consequences of following through on withdrawing from the Paris deal.

US President Trump said he would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a 190-nation agreement created to curb rising global temperatures, claiming it was more about giving other countries a "financial advantage" over theirs.

"Now more than ever, it is critical that we work together with states, cities and the business community to continue to support efforts that will halt the effects of climate change, regardless of the administration's actions, so that we may uphold our responsibility to protect this planet for future generations". "If we can, that's great".

Mr Trump has argued behind closed doors in Washington that the Paris accord was a bad deal for America and was poorly negotiated by the Obama administration. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world".

"Disappointed with today's decision on the Paris Agreement". But as the world's second-largest emitter pulling out, other countries of the 195 may feel less pressure to step up their own plans.

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