Pruitt: Americans Should Not Apologize for Paris Accord Withdrawal

Only Syria and Nicaragua did not sign up to the deal. "But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair".

Meanwhile, both India and China has made it clear that it will not pull out of the Paris Climate deal, despite U.S. exit.

It's unclear when discussions between the three governors began, but they announced their new pact within an hour of Trump's announcement. Many, like China, are under no obligation to cut emissions for decades.

"They can do whatever they want for 13 years". Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as "deviant behavior from the highest office in the land".

"India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries".

In announcing his decision, Trump said that the Paris accord was a bad deal for the United States that would hurt American workers.

"Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at risk". I just said to President Trump in a few words, a few minutes ago, this assessment: Tonight I wish to tell the United States - France believes in you, the world believes in you. "Because this is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do, and those that will be betting on the implementation of the Paris Agreement, on the green economy, will be the ones that have a leading role in the economy of the 21st century", he said. Putin and a handful of his colleagues at the St. Petersburg event said that Russian Federation is interested in participating in the Paris agreement but noted that the USA must take part in curbing carbon emissions in some form.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Trump move could not and would not "stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel today vowed "more decisive action than ever" to protect the climate after the United States pullout from the landmark Paris accord.

The European Union (EU) and China warned US President Donald Trump earlier on Friday he was making a major error by withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, but the pair failed to agree a formal climate statement because of divisions over trade. It also goes against pressure to remain a part of the agreement, which 195 nations are signed onto.

Tweeting his decision, Musk said "Am departing presidential councils".

"(Climate change) is undeniable. "Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement", he asserted. One question is how to fill the gap in contributions to the global climate fund, which provides financing for efforts to confront the warming threat.

The president has in the past asserted that climate change is a hoax fabricated by the Chinese government.

"While the loss of America's leadership is unfortunate, this is a struggle that is far from over", he said. I know you are a great nation.

Following Donald Trump's highly controversial decision to pull the USA from the Paris climate agreement, world leaders, CEOs, and other prominent figures have slammed the president.

In short, according to him, this agreement was "less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States".

  • Leroy Wright