Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal

Trump pulls US from global warming accord

Trump pulls US from global warming accord

"It also makes the U.S. an outlier among the world's nations, almost all of whom support the climate change accord", it said.

Trump is expected to make an announcement on it this week.

"This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States", Trump said.

Rajoy and Modi agreed to boost bilateral co-operation in the field of combating climate change.

Nancy Pelosi, one of the top Democrats in Congress, described the apparent decision as a "stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future".

Mr Guterres made no direct mention of Mr Trump's wavering, but said: "If any government doubts the global will and need for this accord, that is reason for all others to unite even stronger and stay the course". The message is simple: The sustainability train has left the station.

Musk said he will have "no choice" but to depart the councils if Trump makes the decision.

According to the agreement, a party that has fully joined the accord, as the United States has, can not formally withdraw for three years after the date of joining - and that is then capped by an extra year-long waiting period.

Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said a United States withdrawal would be a big setback, adding that "we must find partners to continue, because this work must not stop".

"If this is true, it is a big setback". Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change, Guterres said the effects of climate change were unsafe and they were accelerating. A Danish lawmaker from a small, center green party says, "it resembles a crime against humanity and future generations".

Since the Paris deal is not a treaty, the U.S.is under no obligation to stay in it. President Donald Trump unequivocally promised to withdraw from the deal if elected.

The UN chief also said that he will work with UN Member States to mobilise national and global resources for adaptation, resilience, and the implementation of national climate action plans, and called for new and strengthened partnerships, including with the private sector and through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation.

In reality, an eight year delay on climate action would be accompanied by cuts to renewable energy research that could in turn harm emissions reductions rates. "Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable".

Pope Francis, with whom he met a week ago in the Vatican, gave Trump a copy of his encyclical on climate change during the meeting.

"But even if the government decides to leave the Paris agreement, it's very important for USA society as a whole - the cities, the states, the companies, the businesses - to remain engaged", he said.

"I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days", Trump tweeted Wednesday amid media reports that a withdrawal was looming.

He said he will strengthen North-South, South-South and other partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement.

Although the officials caution no decision is final until the president officially announces it, the White House is now working on how to roll out the announcement and explain the reasons behind Trump's decision.

Abandoning the pact was one of Trump's principal campaign pledges, but America's allies have expressed alarm about the likely consequences.

The European Commission president on Wednesday said that it was the "duty of Europe" to stand up to the USA if President Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of the Paris climate change accord.

McKenna says the Canadian government remains committed to the Paris Accord amid.

The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.

Almost 200 nations agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

During his first global tour as president, several European leaders urged him to commit to the agreement seeking, among other things, to keep the temperature rise below two degrees Celsius with respect to pre-industrial levels.

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to pull the USA out of the deal.

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