The US president has decided to withdraw the US from the global agreement to combat climate change, which was held in Paris in 2015 by the ex-president Barack Obama.
Donald Trump decided to withdraw the United States from the country’s responsibilities when it signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015. In this agreement, signed two years ago by nearly 200 countries in Paris, the United States has committed to reducing its emissions levels by 26% to 28% by 2025
During the election campaign, Trump always criticized the Paris Agreement and questioned climate change, a phenomenon he described as the “invention” of the Chinese, and already as President decided to start a process to see if the US should continue as part of that agreement.
Despite pressure from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the final declaration of the G7 summit acknowledged that the United States “is not in a position to reach a consensus” on the fight against climate change.
In that statement, G7 members, with the exception of the US, reiterated their commitment to implement “rapidly” the Paris agreement, adopted in December 2015 by 195 countries.
This positioning thus places the United States alongside Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not participating in the Paris Agreement, which was achieved with the objective of drastically reducing environmental pollution, in particular the greenhouse gas emissions that have caused the climate change felt throughout the world.