The Paris Agreement is a document without any enforcement mechanism, Pompeo says

The Paris Agreement is a document without any enforcement mechanism, Pompeo says
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"It’s one thing to sign a document; it’s another thing to actually change your behavior,"  US Secretary State, Mike Pompeo said on Monday answering to the question on US's withdrawal from Paris Accord, APAreports referring to the State Department's website. 

"Go look at Chinese carbon emissions since they entered the Paris Agreement. They may feel good about being in the deal. Their people may, you may feel good about their people being in the deal, but it didn’t produce – if you’re looking for a change, it didn’t change a thing."

Indeed, this was why President Trump withdrew because it was a document without any enforcement mechanism that was going to cost the American people a fortune for no benefit. The burden of that agreement fell on the people of the United States. But go look, go look at the other countries that joined the deal and see how they’ve done in the now – what are we, three years in. It’s one thing to sign agreements; it’s another thing to have enforceable mechanisms that actually deliver good outcomes for the American people, and that’s what President Trump’s very, very focused on," Pompeo said.

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