Australia committed to Paris deal despite Trump's withdrawal: minister

Australia committed to Paris deal despite Trump's withdrawal: minister

Leaders from the chemical and scientific enterprises expressed disappointment that President Donald J. Trump announced he will withdraw the US from a landmark climate change deal.

The Paris Agreement, spearheaded by Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, and signed by 195 countries in April 2016, aims to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions and limiting global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.

The U.S. Climate Alliance is a signal from the governors that they won't let the U.S. back down from the commitment to tackling climate change.

"We are convinced that the implementation of the Paris Agreement offers substantial economic opportunities for prosperity and growth in our countries and on a global scale", the three leaders said.

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"We remain committed to undertaking the measures needed to achieve our Paris pledge, including implementing a carbon tax from 2019". And Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science "There is much the USA can do to address the risks that climate change poses to human health and safety, but disregarding scientific evidence puts our communities at risk". I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the the agreement. "Seeking external reasons for domestic woes is by no means what the world's largest economy should do", it said. "They can do whatever they want in 13 years, but not us".

"We are getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair". "In the long term, the Paris pact would have led to more pollution, not less, because it would have driven jobs to India and China, who are the world's worst producers".

"Today's announcement by the president leaves the full responsibility of climate action on states and cities", Inslee said.

Opponents say withdrawing from the accord is an abdication of USA leadership on a key global challenge.

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The Paris Agreement, which was struck by some 200 countries to combat global warming, came into effect last November. Brown's full statement on Trump's decision is below: " Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course".

The United States now stands with Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations in the world which will not participate in the Accord.

The Paris agreement commits the USA and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5C. The agreement took almost three years to negotiate, with countries fighting to ensure each bore the least cost of climate change while balancing tangible steps that were a must. We're supposed to get rid of ours.

Indeed, low natural gas prices are expected to support further US emissions reductions, noted Randy Kroszner, economics professor at the University of Chicago and former Federal Reserve Governor.

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