Trump Notifies UN to Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

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The United States has set in motion the process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. It will now take another year before this withdrawal is actually a reality. This means that, the day after the presidential elections in 2020, the US will no longer be part of the agreement.

The timetable for withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is laid down in the international agreement. It’s been signed by some 200 countries. The US has now formally informed the United Nations of President Donald Trump’s decision.

Pompeo announced the development on Monday. “It’s an unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses and taxpayers” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement.

In a speech in 2017, President Donald Trump had already formally announced that his country would withdraw from the treaty. The agreement is intended to limit global warming.

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