Donald Trump 'to pull USA out of Paris climate change agreement'
- Author: Leroy Wright May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 19:02
The president on Tuesday tweeted that he would announce his decision within the next few days.
According to the official, the president is weighing the elements in favor and against the pact reached in December 2015 by 195 countries.
- United Nations (@UN) May 31, 2017The tweet highlights U.N. Secretary General António Guterres's speech on Tuesday at an event in NY.
"There is one open question, which is the US position on the Paris climate accords", Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said at the Group of Seven summit in Italy on Friday. Climate action is unstoppable.
As the incoming President of COP 23, the United Nations climate change conference Bainimarama has appealed to the US President, Donald Trump to "preserve at all costs" the historic achievement that was reached in the French capital in 2015 and the multilateral consensus for decisive action to reduce carbon emissions and arrest the current rate of global warming.
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and other leaders arrive for the group photo for the G7 Outreach Program on the second and last day of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Italy.
If confirmed, Trump's decision would continue his administration's attempts to reduce former US President Barack Obama's legacy to nothing following the moves to withdraw from the TPP free trade deal, as well as to review several environmental initiatives of the previous administration.
He said he will strengthen North-South, South-South and other partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.
While Trump reportedly has chose to pull out, he has not yet made his mind up exactly how to do so, according to Axios.
"He came here to learn, he came here to get smarter and he came here to hear people's views". In preparations for the Trump-Macron lunch in Brussels, the White House team told its French counterpart to limit the meal to no more than an hour and 15 minutes.