Trump's withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord a 'great disappointment'

"It's an important global agreement on climate change", May said Friday.

But Britain did not sign a joint statement by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, who said they regretted Trump's decision and insisted that the accord can not be renegotiated. "I know your history, our common history", said Macron.

In a sharply nationalistic address from the White House Rose Garden, Trump announced his administration would immediately stop implementing the "bad" 195-nation accord.

However, former United Nations climate official Christiana Figueres told the Times that it is possible that the Bloomberg group's submissions could be included in future United Nations reports on the progress made by the countries signed on to the Paris deal.

Cuomo, along with California Governor Jerry Brown and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, also announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition that will convene USA states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change.

Each member also has to wait an extra year for the formal notice of withdrawal to take effect, so the USA will formally be a party to the deal until at least until late 2020, shortly after the next presidential election.

I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the the agreement. "Apparently these big companies ran the numbers and it turns out if climate change destroys human life on earth, it could be bad for business", Kimmel said.

Anifa Kawooya, the vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC) describes Trump's action as "absurd".

US President Donald Trump says the Paris climate pact is unfair to the United States.

"Russia is moving towards ratifying the agreement, and we will continue to move in this direction", Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin said Friday, according to Tass.

They work together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.

He concluded that Russian Federation will continue to study what agreement the US hopes to strike, because "ultimately if the USA says no, there ought to be other mechanisms" to lower global carbon emissions.

President Trump did say he plans to "renegotiate" or create an 'entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the United States.' But other global leaders involved in the Paris Accord reacted by saying it wasn't up for negotiation.

He stressed all European Union nations are sticking together to make the deal work and expressed his doubts that any country around the world would follow Trump's lead.

The comment came after Corbyn described Trump's decision as "reckless and dangerous".

  • Carolyn Briggs