Thursday, June 1, Donald trump during a press conference at the White house announced that the US will come out of the Paris climate agreement.
«To protect America and its citizens, the United States will come out of the Paris climate agreement,» said Donald trump. However, he noted that his administration is ready to begin negotiations to enter into an agreement for a new, more equitable, conditions.
During the election campaign, trump criticized the document and called the theory of global warming in General, «fraud», the purpose of which is to weaken the American economy. It was supported by congressional Republicans previously voted for withdrawal from the Paris agreement.
The Paris climate Convention entered into force on 4 November 2016. It is designed to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2020. The Convention calls to prevent the increase in average temperature more than two degrees Celsius until the end of the XXI century. Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, the new agreement does not set emissions limits depending on the level of industrial development of different countries, and also leaves to the discretion of governments to determine national policy in this area.