CRS dismayed over United States intent to leave Paris Climate Accord

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"It would be insane not to have them", Laurence Tubiana, who served as France's climate change ambassador during the Paris negotiations, said in NY recently, adding, "We are preparing for Plan B".

"When a governor joins his or her state to the alliance, they make three commitments, one of which is that they will collectively meet their share of the US emission reduction contribution to the Paris agreement", said Julie Cerqueira, the alliance's executive director.

The sobering assessment came a day after US President Donald Trump formally notified the UN of the US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate pact, triggering concerns of how other nations might react.

According to a report from five senior scientists, three-quarters of national commitments under the Paris climate accord to curb greenhouse gases will not even slow the accelerating pace of global warming.

The United States President proved immovable as negotiators spent the early months of Trump's debating strategies to restore the American support for the accord.

A European tax on goods imported from the United States would be certain to exacerbate trade tensions with the Trump administration.

As for how large United States-based businesses felt about the agreement, it is clear that they wanted things to remain the same and not see the U.S exit it.

Pompeo said in his remarks on Twitter that the United States would still voice out in worldwide conferences on global warming.


"We will continue to work with our global partners to enhance resilience to the impacts of climate change and prepare for and respond to natural disasters", he said.

Thursday's framework enshrines in law the new 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target and makes it a legally binding objective to keep global warming below a rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius forecast by the United Nations.

"Just as we have in the past, the United States will continue to research, innovate, and grow our economy while reducing emissions and extending a helping hand to our friends and partners around the globe", he said.

The letter details numerous potential impacts of a USA withdrawal, concluding: "The United States must preserve its commitments at home and overseas". The campaign hopes to explain the world that Americans are behind the Paris Agreement even if the administration is not.

The third anniversary of the Paris Agreement was on Monday, which was implemented after the approval of the required number of countries.

Of all the risky, ignorant and insupportable decisions by this administration, pulling out of the Paris agreement stands tallest.

While the Trump Administration continues to deny the science, an overwhelming majority of American people are demanding bold action to fight the climate crisis, she claimed. The former negotiator, who is now working on World Wildlife Fund, explained the community was flat-footed by 2016, adding that the climate ambassadors want to be prepared this time.

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