On Wednesday, the United States President Donald Trump has confirmed his plans to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, within two weeks ahead of his administration can formally commence the process.
During an Energy Conference in Pittsburgh, President Trump has touted streaming the output of crude oil and natural gas, his initiatives to roll back regulations on energy industries, and his intention to pull the country from the 2015 International Climate Agreement.
President Trump has shared the stage with several workers wearing hard hats, said that “the Paris accord would have been shutting down American producers with excessive regulatory restrictions like you would not believe, while allowing foreign producers to pollute with impunity.”
He continued, “What we won’t do is punish the American people while enriching foreign polluters,” adding that “I’m proud to say it, it’s called America First.”
Opponents of leaving the deal claim that it may hard the global leadership of America on the change to a cleaner economy with technologies to enhance solar and wind power, advanced energy and batteries conservation.
The President and Chief Executive of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden has said, “Instead of projecting strength, this action weakens America on the world stage and cedes leadership on climate change and other challenges of our time to countries like Russia and China.”
President Trump frequently boasts that he has already pulled America out of the deal. But the initial stage he can officially start the process hasn’t yet arrived. As per the terms of the deal, the US President can submit a letter to the United Nations on November 4 to start the clock to withdraw America formally from the global climate pact.
The process of withdrawing will take around a year, which means that America would leave the deal one day after November 3, 2020, Presidential Election.
Although the US President has initially said that he may seek to renegotiate the terms of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to make it more suitable for America, though submits the letter closes the door to that possibility. President Trump claims that the deal was costly for America, which is the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China.
Under the regime of former President Barack Obama, the US had pledged under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 28 percent levels by 2025 to assist slow global warming.
Former State Department Official Andrew Light has said that Obama Adminsiatrion has helped broker the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, stated the formal withdrawal would make it difficult for American diplomats, who have participated in other discussions like the G& Summit.
At present, Andrew Light is a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute, has said, “It will take some time to recover from this train wreck of U.S. diplomacy.”