Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday

Jun 02, 2017, 05:11
Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday

But the official says there may be "caveats in the language" that Trump uses to announce the withdrawal - leaving open the possibility that the decision isn't final.

The decision to withdraw from the Paris accords comes after world leaders pressed Trump on the issue during his first trip overseas.

Now he will be able to say he's kept his word, even if withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is a reckless act premised on a cavalier attitude toward climate change and the simplistic assumption that an unencumbered fossil fuel industry will open the throttle of the US economy.

On Wednesday, global figures began reiterating their own commitment to the Paris deal as Trump prepared to withdraw. The choice is between a formal withdrawal that could take three years or leaving the United Nations treaty that the accord is based on, which would be quicker but more extreme, according to the Axios report.

The reason is that Obama officials knew that neither agreement could be ratified by the U.S. Senate.

Concerning the Iran nuclear deal, National Security Deputy Adviser Ben Rhodes said during a June 16, 2016, speech to the Atlantic Council that the JCPOA was front-loaded with incentives to Iran to make it hard for a future president to tear up.

But Trump's chief White House economic adviser, Gary Cohn, told reporters during the trip overseas that Trump's views on climate change were "evolving" following the president's discussions with European leaders.

Axios news outlet, which first reported the withdrawal, said details of the pullout are being worked out by a team that includes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. So withdrawal from the agreement would appear to be consistent with Trump's avid support of domestic fossil fuel production.

The only other two countries in the United Nations that did not support the deal are Nicaragua and Syria. He helped broker the climate change agreement in 2015, and at the time, touted it as the "best chance we have" to save the planet.

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China, which overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007, and the European Union will seek on Friday to buttress the Paris agreement, with Li meeting top EU officials in Brussels.

Without mentioning the USA specifically, he said China has been "actively promoting the Paris agreement and we were one of the first countries to ratify the Paris agreement".

A US withdrawal would remove the world's second largest emitter and almost 18 percent of the globe's present day emissions from the agreement, presenting a severe challenge to its structure and raising questions about whether it will weaken the commitments of other nations. "The Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States".

Because the American coal industry depends on its exports, some - not all - of the major American coal producers deemed it advantageous to be participants in global negotiations on greenhouse gas output.

"As someone who cares deeply about our environment, I can not in good conscience support a deal which punishes the United States", he said. Gazette-Mail ¬ Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, puts on a hardhat and flexes after receiving an endorsement from the West Virginia Coal Association during a rally at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. on Thursday May 05, 2016.

"It would be taken as a statement that climate change is not a problem; is not real", Sen.

But it also gave the flexibility for future administrations to revise their targets, which Obama's special climate envoy, Todd Stern, noted as he urged Trump to remain in the agreement. It could also weaken the commitments of other countries including China and India who, in addition to the United States, are some of the largest producers of carbon dioxide.

On Tuesday, Modi said in Berlin that it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on USA climate policy.

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