Donald Trump rejects Paris climate agreement
President Donald Tramp has announced that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The agreement commits signatories to act to limit the increase in average global temperature.
– Starting today, the U.S. is completely halting implementation of the non-binding Paris Agreement and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country. We are withdrawing. We will start renegotiating and see if there is a better deal. If successful, great. If not, that’s fine too – said Trump yesterday.
Trump móhe also said that the Paris agreement only benefits other countries, not the United States, and that a similar agreement can only be made on terms that are fair to the US. He also stated that the withdrawal of the State ofóin the United from the agreement will not have a great impact on the climate.
– In fulfillment of the swój solemn obligation to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement – President Trump said.
Trump became famous while still in the election campaign for statements denying climate change during the US presidential campaign. The most famous is the one in whichómóhe said „climate change is a hoax created by China to reduce the competitiveness of US industry”.
In December 2015 in Paris, 195 countryóin the world have agreed to adopt and implement an agreement to curb climate change. This is the first such agreement ever adopted by such a large group of. For this by the biggest polluters on the planet – US, China and India. Ogólne provision mówi, about reducing emissions of gasóin greenhouse gases and to keep the increase in global temperature (because it is impossible to stop) at well below 2 degrees Celsius. Celsius, and preferably a maximum of 1.5 st. Celsius in porówn comparison with the days before the industrial revolution in the 18th century.
The summit’s provisions were warmly welcomed in the scientific and environmental communities. To date, the agreement has been ratified by 147 countriesów. Washington made last September. United States, according to estimates from theów reported at the Paris summit, have a nearly 18 percent share of global gas emissionsóin the greenhouse. China is the bigger polluter, with its global share of emissions reaching just over 20 percent. The agreement is set to go into effect in 2020 and is meant to continue the earlier Convention on Climate Change – the so-called. protocolół Kyoto.
The agreement also established a fund, whichóry are to supply developed countries. The total amount is expected to reach 100 billionóin dollarów and is to be transferred to developing countries. The aid is intended to support investments that reduce gas emissionsóin the greenhouse. The amount is expected to increase by 2025. Under the terms of the summit, signatories are to report every five years after the agreement comes into force on their efforts to reduce gas emissionsów greenhouse gases.
Trump’s decision has been met with widespread criticism. „It’s a sad day for the global community when a key partner turns its back on the fight over climate change. EU deeply regrets unilateral decision to withdraw US from Paris agreement" – wrote the EU’s commissioner for energy. Climate Secretary Miguel Arias Canete.
– This is a big mistake by Donald Trump. It will have consequences for the US and for the entire planet. We don’t have a Plan B, because we don’t have a Planet B – said in turn French President Emmanuel Macron. A statement issued by the German government reads similarly. "Whoever denounces the Paris climate agreement closes the path to economic growth and violates the foundations of life for future generations" – can be read in the document published by Berlin.
After Trump’s decision, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk resigned as White House adviser. „I am leaving the Presidential Council. Climate change is real. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is not good for America and the world as a whole” – Musk wrote on Twitter.
However, as experts note, in the US, each state has a great deal of freedom to introduce regulations and Trump’s decisions are not necessarily binding on the entire stateóin the United. Part of the stateów on its own, is making changes to protect the environment and reduce gas emissionsóin the greenhouse. A case in point is California, where half of its energy is expected to come from renewable sources by 2030óde³.