Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Climate deal will not be renegotiated, European Union tells Trump

1 2017 shows the City Hall of Paris France illuminated in green following the announcement by US President Donald Trump that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord and try to negotiate a new global Climate deal will not be renegotiated, European Union tells Trump
Melinda Barton | 03 June, 2017, 01:43

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt punted hard on Friday after a journalist asked whether President Donald Trump thinks that climate change exists, and is a "threat" to the country.

They often argued that the structural shift in world energy markets towards renewables and away from fossil fuels would continue, regardless of the USA withdrawal. In his presidential campaign, Trump indicated that the United States agreement to the treaty was a mistake as was the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Members of The Elders, a group of independent leaders founded by South African President Nelson Mandela, condemned Trump's decision, saying U.S. withdrawal does not mean the demise of the Paris Agreement, and urged other signatories to continue to respect its provisions.

The Philippines on Friday, June 2, appealed to the United States to "reconsider their position" to withdraw from the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.

Not everyone in the White House agrees with this approach.

Uber Technologies Inc CEO Travis Kalanick, who was also part of Trump's advisory council, had resigned from the committee in February after increasing pressure from activists and Uber's employees who opposed Trump administration's anti-immigration policies. "Am departing presidential councils".

Referring to "the latest unfortunate decisions of the new administration", Tusk said that the European Union and China had "demonstrated solidarity with future generations and responsibility for the whole planet" by reaffirming their climate change commitment.

The Paris climate agreement gives undue advantage to India and China at the cost of USA interests, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, announcing America's withdrawal from the pact. "But it wasn't enough.I want to reassure you that today's developments will have no impact on Apple's efforts to protect the environment", he added.

In 2013, GM signed a declaration joining other major companies arguing that responding to climate change was good business.

"The Paris agreement is irreversible and will be implemented because it is our responsibility", he said.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump was favoring an exit, however, and was working out terms of the planned withdrawal with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, an oil industry ally and climate change doubter. "Climate change does not respect worldwide borders, it imperils us all", Branson wrote.

On Wednesday, a group of major USA companies including Apple, Facebook, Gap, Google and Unilever signed off on a plea for the U.S. to keep participating in the climate deal.

"The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement - they went wild; they were so happy - for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage", he said.

The decision to quit highlighted Trump's broader political gamble as he seeks to build a presidency that can succeed in midterm elections next year and, ultimately, in 2020 when he is up for re-election.

Murray Energy, a coal mining company based in OH, applauded the move, describing it as an important part of the Trump administration's broader environmental agenda.

"We recognize the need for all countries to work together to address the increases in global temperature, which have resulted and will continue to result in more intense and frequent typhoons and droughts for the Philippines, threatening the security of our people, the food and water needed to sustain them, and their livelihoods", the CCC added.