US Will Stay in Paris Climate Agreement After All

Jerome Frank
September 20, 2017

Trump in June seemed clear about his desire to leave the Obama-era deal - which is the first worldwide agreement to cut down on greenhouse gas emission - because he branded it a bad deal for the US economy.

Quoting a top European Union official on Saturday afternoon, the newspaper reported the Trump administration won't pull out of the Paris agreement after all.

"If there's an agreement that benefits the American people, certainly", McMaster said.

According to the AFP, Cañete said officials would meet with us representatives on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations next week to assess the U.S.'s real position on the Paris agreement.

Delegates from 30 countries met in Montreal this weekend to discuss implementation of the Paris climate accord without the USA, following President Donald Trump's June announcement that he'll withdraw the country from the agreement.

He told the CBS news show "Face the Nation" that President Donald Trump "is open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue".

In June, a newly elected Trump publicly rejected the deal, which he called "unfair at the highest level to the United States". "What the president wants is a more effective approach to energy and the climate".

"I would just go back to what the president said", McMaster said.

"I really think it's very hard to differentiate statements that are now coming out of the United States, whether they are going to have follow-through, whether they are serious, whether it's a comment, whether it's an impression", she said.

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Since then, the global community has largely been left in the dark about the United States' plans.

McMaster said the administration is "looking at" the issue.

"We should take actions now", Xie said, "to ensure that we can realise the goals that we have set".

He claimed the agreement would cost the USA 6.5 million jobs - while rival economies like China and India were treated more favourably.

All of this comes ahead of the president's first speech to the United Nations in New York Tuesday. The president on September 12 called the sanctions "not a big deal", apparently questioning their potential effectiveness.

Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna said the participation of a USA delegation in Montreal was a positive sign. "And so we have to prepare all options". "We reaffirmed the president's statement that he made in the Rose Garden, and we continue to reinforce what the president is saying".

"It appears to be so".

Last week, the United Nations approved a round of sanctions for North Korea for continuing its missile program.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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