Ready to shoulder responsibility to fight climate change: China

"We are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that is fair", he stated.

They are some of the world's leading scientists.

Former US President Barack Obama said that Trump and his government were "rejecting the future".

Hendricks said the absence of $500 million contributions from the United States to the Green Climate Fund will be felt from 2018, but said it might be possible to fill the gap with "other financing mechanisms, for example through the World Bank". While Trump ultimately sided with Arab leaders who'd implored him not to move the embassy, on the climate deal he seemed indifferent to similarly aggressive lobbying from America's closest partners in Europe.

"The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created. There is no backsliding on the Paris agreement", Juncker said.

"Nothing can and will stop us from doing so", she said in a brief statement to reporters.

The announcement fulfills Trump's oft-repeated promise during the 2016 presidential campaign to pull the US out of the global climate accord. "But for some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world".

Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce and the VDMA engineering industry group warned that US companies could gain short-term advantages by Trump's decision.

"The U.S. withdrawal from Paris may slow down global progress on climate change, but will not reverse it, leaving the catch-up mode regarding the clean energy transition", said Peter Kiernan of the Economist Intelligence Unit.

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies, and economies", the statement read. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni issued a statement declaring that the deal is "irreversible" and "cannot be renegotiated", Time reported.

European leaders reacted with anger after President Trump's announcement. "Make our planet great again".

He also urged "scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs [and] responsible citizens who were disappointed" by the USA president's action to make France their home. Unsurprisingly, the decision to remove the United States from the Accord, which was signed by 195 countries has not gone down well. "While the president's actions are a shameful rebuke to the work needed to protect our planet for our children and grandchildren, states have been and will continue to step up". "I can assure you that France will not give up the fight". He went on to speculate that the U.S.'s burgeoning fossil fuel sector may have played a role in the decision, saying, "The United States has become a (fossil fuel) exporter, so perhaps it thought, 'How will this (the agreement) impact our economy?' The U.S. has really changed since the discovery of shale gas and oil".

In the United Kingdom, the CBI said the decision was disappointing and said British businesses' investment and innovation would put them "at the heart of delivering a low-carbon economy".

A letter from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other top Republican lawmakers in late May "reinforced Trump's instincts to withdraw" from the Paris agreement, Axios reported, but key administration personnel and conservative heavy-hitters also played a role.

"This decision won't bring back coal jobs in the United States". He has argued that the concept of global warming has been "created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive".

At an election campaign event in York, he said: "Given the chance to present a united front from our global partners she (Mrs May) has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump".

"This is an additional 0.3 degrees on the warming, due to the withdrawal of the US", Mr Terblanche told a regular United Nations briefing in Geneva. The pact calls on countries to commit to helping keep global temperature rises at lower than 2 degrees Celsius. It's an important worldwide agreement on climate change. This would take effect a year after notification, which can be done at any time.

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