Trump to Announce Decision on Paris Accord Soon


Recently, it was reported that Donald Trump was preparing to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. The exit could take as long as one to nearly four years.

World countries and climate change activists expressed concern at the prospect of the United States withdrawing from the agreement under the presidency of Trump.

He will announce his decision in the White House Rose Garden at 3 p.m. Thursday, he tweeted. The tweet closes with his now-famous slogan of Make America Great Again which has been his rallying cry on his overseas trip, while threatening to level the playing field with the German auto industry.

White House officials cautioned that details were still being hammered out and that, although close, the decision on withdrawing from the 195-nation accord - agreed to in Paris in 2015 - was not finalised.

Trump is expected to announce later this week that he intends to pull out of the landmark Paris agreement.

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Conservation Colorado noted that the Paris Agreement, as its known, is a voluntary partnership that sets a non-binding goal of cutting US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

As part of a wide-ranging talk about the 2016 campaign, Clinton said a withdrawal from the Paris accord would be "a breach of an agreement" that would cede USA leadership on fighting global warming.

When signing the deal in 2015, Barack Obama described the event as "a turning point" and "the best chance we have" to save the planet. It outlines a series of goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon dioxide stays in the air for 100 years and about one-fifth of what's accumulated in the atmosphere over the last century came from the United States, more than any other country. A coalition of USA based companies banded together to run a series of ads that stated their opposition to pulling out of the Paris Accord, citing a better U.S. economy if the country remained within the Paris Accord. So the withdrawal would not take effect until November 2020, shortly after the next presidential election.

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Climate change was widely seen as one of the few bright spots of cooperation between Beijing and the previous Obama administration in Washington.

The UNFCCC has almost universal membership and provides the underlying framework for worldwide cooperation to combat climate change.

The EU and China will also "call on all parties to uphold the Paris agreement" and "to strengthen efforts over time, in accordance with the objective and provisions of the agreement".

"Withdrawing from the agreement would cause us to lose this influence".

Yes, it's possible to remain in the agreement and just fail to meet any of its terms.

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It was the first legally binding global climate deal.