UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

Trump said the US's obligations under the accord hurt American business, and that it is "very unfair at the highest level to the United States". As Mattis said, "Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today".

The relevant MIT researchers believe that the Paris Agreement is an unprecedented and vital effort by almost 200 countries to respond to the urgent threat of global climate change.

Pete Souza, the official photographer to President Barrack Obama, and unofficial photographer of the resistance against President Trump posted a moving picture on Instagram yesterday.

"In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord", Trump said.

Trump's administration will begin the process of withdrawing from the Paris agreement, a move that will not be completed until 2020, at the same time as he is expected to be engaged in a re-election campaign.

"The pledge aims to fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and proposed steep budget cuts for global programs, including on climate", the Bloomberg Philanthropies statement reads.

"Undoubtedly the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Agreement is regrettable - after all, the United States is the second biggest polluter in the world", Pomerants told BNS on Friday.

His announcement left the U.S.as the only major country that won't be part of the 195-country global accord - and just one of three worldwide.

The White House has also faced fierce pressure to participate in the Paris agreement from the leaders of other nations, who have vowed to push forward with or without the United States.

"We think the Paris Accord reflects the widest agreement of the global community with regards to climate change, and parties should cherish this hard-won outcome", Hua Chunying, ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson said at the regular ministry briefing on Friday.

The architects of the Paris agreement included Christiana Figueres, who until recently led the UNFCCC.

Trump announced his decision to leave the accord Thursday.

He also called the decision disastrous for the city and said it had made America weaker and the world less safe.

"We are deeply disappointed by the recent shift in climate policy".

The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most risky and costly effects of climate change.

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