Global condemn over US withdraw from Paris climate agreement

Global condemn over US withdraw from Paris climate agreement


A worldwide series of condemning the act of US president Donald Trump has started after his announcement of leaving the Paris climate change agreement 2015.

UN chief Antonio Guterres spokesman called it “a major disappointment” while the European Union said it was “a sad day for the world”.

While one of the Republican party leader said that the coal industry has supported this decision of him. Republican congressional leaders and the US coal industry supported through Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the favour of Trump’s decision said, “for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration’s assault on domestic energy production and jobs”.

President Trump said that this law goes against the Americans interests and leaves back millions of unemployed workers.

In an address at the White House, he said “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” he said.

According to the Paris climate change agreement US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C.

Former President of US Barack Obama administration had approved this agreement during their government, obama strongly condemned the Trump’s decision and said that Trump is “rejecting the future”. Syria and Nicaragua were the states that haven’t signed the agreement at that time.

Mr Trump said he was fulfilling his “solemn duty to protect America and its citizens”.

He added: “We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore – and they won’t be.”

CEO of Disney Elon Musk and Robert Iger both has resigned from White House advisory councils.

“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” said Mr Musk, the head of tech giant Tesla.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer regarding this decision of Trump administration said, “one of the worst policy moves made in the 21st Century because of the huge damage to our economy, our environment and our geopolitical standing.”

Canadian President Justin Trudeau said, Canada was “deeply disappointed” by President Trump’s decision.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said, “prosperity and security of future generations” feeling disappointed by Trump’s decision.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he respected Mr Trump’s decision but believed it was a “mistake both for the US and for our planet”.

Japan, Finance Minister Taro Aso said: “I’m not just disappointed, but also feel anger.”

United Nations spokeswoman said it was a “major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security”.

The President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, said it was “highly concerning for those of us that live on the frontline of climate change”.

Mr Trump claimed that next he is going to review changes in the climate change agreement, “begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States”.

He added, “We will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine,” he said.

During his election campaign he dismissed climate change calling it as a “hoax”.

France, Germany and Italy has issued a joint statement rejecting a renegotiation of the pre signed climate change agreement.

“We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies,” it said.

Mr Macron president of France said “we are fully committed”.

Reworking one of Mr Trump’s own phrases, he added: “Wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: make our planet great again.”

China’s Xinhua state news agency said “other major players” would “step up efforts in the face of the US change of heart”.

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