Trump stalls on Paris climate agreement

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 1, 2017

President Donald Trump has signaled he's ready to withdraw or dramatically alter the landmark Paris climate agreement ahead of an expected announcement this week, though he is still weighing a final decision amid new pressure from foreign governments, business leaders and members of his own party to remain committed to the carbon reduction pact.

"He's created a dynamic where countries can say we're not going to do what the U.S. does, and that is actually a domestically popular position to take". Cohen had earlier denied requests by the House and Senate intelligence committees to turn over information, saying he "declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad, and not capable of being answered". Lt. Gen. HR McMaster didn't say if he would be concerned if a citizen tried to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence U.S. foreign policy, and said he would not be concerned if a White House official tried to.

"The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory".

The Agreement called on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. Ironically, even Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort could be submerged in 30 years time if climate change goes unaddressed.

Since Donald Trump's election, the world has been waiting, speculating, and worrying.

After starting his first presidential trip overseas wreathed in smiles, Trump ended it with rebukes, upbraiding America's European partners over military spending, trade and global warming.

While world leaders failed to secure a commitment from President Trump over the Paris agreement, Ms Kemba says the president - who has championed a nationalist, "America first" agenda - is paying closer attention to the domestic argument. "Guterres pressed the case for the USA to stick with the Paris deal, but also left no doubt that China can and will replace America as the global leader in the fight against climate change".

Spicer says Trump ultimately "wants a fair deal for the American people".

France's Le Monde newspaper said: "During this visit, President Trump maintained his line 'America First, ' refusing to take a step to improve U.S".

"We talked about how the positive relationship between Canada and the United States is one that we have to enhance and strengthen for the benefit of both of our citizens", Trudeau told reporters Saturday in the medieval town of Taormina, Italy.

On the campaign past year President Trump slammed the agreement as a "bad deal" that dealt self-inflicted wounds to the USA economy - as president his repeal of environmental regulations has been heralded as one of the few successes of his young presidency.

Other European media outlets focused their attention on the shove President Trump gave Montenegro's prime minister, Dusko Markovic, in order to position himself to the front for a group photo-opportunity of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders. The plan will also work to mobilize resources for adaptation, resilience and implementation of national climate change action plans, and facilitate new and existing partnerships, including with the private sector.

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