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Paris Climate Pact: Trump Notifies Of Planned Exit

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Months after the Trump administration disclosed that it would cut it a donation to the United Nations (UN) agreement on climate change, President Donald J. Trump has formally informed the global body that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

 

The United States, the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter, would become the only country outside the accord, a decision President Donald Trump promised would boost the US. oil, gas and coal industries.

In a letter obtained by our correspondent and sent to the State Department to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that the final exit would be completed one day after the 2020 U.S. presidential election, on Nov. 4th, 2020.

Although, Environmentalist had criticize the move, saying they hope Trump would be defeated in 2020 by a rival who would re-join the agreement with bold new targets.

"The next president will need to rejoin the accord immediately and commit to the rapid, wholesale clean-energy transformation the climate emergency demands,” said Jean Su, energy director with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Recall that the Obama administration signed the pact in 2015, promising a 26-28% cut in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels.

Trump campaigned on a promise to rescind that pledge, saying it would hurt the U.S. economy while leaving other big polluters like China to increase emissions.

But he was bound by U.N. rules to wait until November 4, 2019, to file exit papers.

Until its formal exit, the United States will continue to participate in negotiations over the technical aspects of the agreement, represented by a small team of career State Department officials.

The United States and China, the world’s two largest carbon emitters, have recently been leading negotiations of the Paris "rule book" that outlines transparency and reporting rules for signatories.

Paris Climate Pact: Trump notifies of planned Exit.
 
Months after the Trump administration disclosed that it would cut it a donation to the United Nations (UN) agreement on climate change, President Donald J. Trump has formally informed the global body that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

The United States, the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter, would become the only country outside the accord, a decision President Donald Trump promised would boost the US. oil, gas and coal industries.

In a letter obtained by our correspondent and sent to the State Department to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that the final exit would be completed one day after the 2020 U.S. presidential election, on Nov. 4th, 2020.

Although, Environmentalist had criticize the move, saying they hope Trump would be defeated in 2020 by a rival who would re-join the agreement with bold new targets.

"The next president will need to rejoin the accord immediately and commit to the rapid, wholesale clean-energy transformation the climate emergency demands,” said Jean Su, energy director with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Recall that the Obama administration signed the pact in 2015, promising a 26-28% cut in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels.

Trump campaigned on a promise to rescind that pledge, saying it would hurt the U.S. economy while leaving other big polluters like China to increase emissions. But he was bound by U.N. rules to wait until November 4, 2019, to file exit papers.

Until its formal exit, the United States will continue to participate in negotiations over the technical aspects of the agreement, represented by a small team of career State Department officials.

The United States and China, the world’s two largest carbon emitters, have recently been leading negotiations of the Paris "rule book" that outlines transparency and reporting rules for signatories.

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