President Trump Announces Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
June 2, 2017
June 1, 2017 – President Trump announced his plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement. He expressed willingness to renegotiate the 195-member deal, if possible.
The climate change agreement became effective last November and obligated the United States to maintaining global temperature increases to an average of 2° Celsius and solicited voluntary pledges to reduce its carbon emissions and to contribute financially to global efforts to the same end.
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