Trump administration begins Paris climate pact exit

Trump administration begins Paris climate pact exit
# 05 November 2019 06:18 (UTC +04:00)

The Trump administration said on Monday it filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters.

The move is part of a broader strategy by President Donald Trump to reduce red tape on American industry, but comes at a time scientists and many world governments urge rapid action to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.

Once it exits, the United States - the top historic greenhouse gas emitter and leading oil and gas producer - will become the only country outside the accord.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the step in a Twitter post on Monday and pointed out that the United States had trimmed its emissions here in recent years even as it had grown its energy production.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED