Friday, August 4, 2017. Washington DC. The U.S. State Department officially notified the United Nations of the U.S. government’s “intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as soon as it is eligible to do so” (See full text here press release).
The Press release also indicated the possibility that the U.S. could rejoin the pact in the future, stating that President Trump “is open to re-engaging in the Paris Agreement if the United States can identify terms that are more favorable to it, its businesses, its workers, its people, and its taxpayers.”
Watch two different speeches ( and different approaches to Paris Climate Accord) of the US President Donald Trump and former President Obama (below), make your own conclusions and let us know what you think:
Short description: “Paris climate agreement, is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance starting in the year 2020. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on December 12, 2015. As of August 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 158 of which have ratified it.
In the Paris Agreement, each country determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. There is no mechanism to force a country to set a specific target by a specific date, but each target should go beyond previously set targets”. (From Wikipedia, online encyclopedia).
Read full text of Paris Agreement http://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/convention/application/pdf/english_paris_agreement.pdf
Source of information: White House Press, Obama White House, UN multimedia, Wikipedia, online encyclopedia