The U.S. state Department issued a statement, according to which the United States officially notified the UN of its intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement as soon as possible in accordance with the terms of this agreement.
The statement stressed that the United States will be ready to enter into this agreement if the Americans will offer more favorable terms of participation.
That the President of the United States Donald trump took the decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate Convention, which regulates measures to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it became known in late may. June 1, trump issued a statement.
The procedure of withdrawal from the Convention could take up to three years.
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 a rise 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 in setting policy in this area.