Donald Trump urged to reconsider Paris Agreement withdrawal
The ten senators representing the United States at the 21st Conference of the Parties in 2015 urged President Donald Trump to reconsider and reverse his decision to withdraw from the historic agreement on climate change in Paris.
“More than 900 US companies support the maintenance of the United States in the Paris Agreement, including 20 companies Fortune 500 American companies need the United States government to negotiate to represent their interests,” have wrote the 10 Senators in a letter to Trump.
“His support for the Paris agreement shows that the agreement is really cheap for the United States.
We are ready to work with you and your administration to advance these important economic and environmental goals and, once again, urge you to reconsider and reverse your decision, “the senators said in the letter published yesterday.
The letter was signed by Sheldon Whitehouse, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Merkley, Al Franken, Chris Coons, Brian Schatz, Ed Markey, and Cory Booker, including Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. .
In Paris, Trump said he was going to reverse his decision.
“Something could happen in connection with the Paris Agreement. Let’s see what happens,” Trump told a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.
“And if that’s not the case, it’s going to be okay, but we’ll see what happens,” Trump said in response to a question, adding that it is being discussed Briefly the Paris Agreement.
Macron said that “he remains extremely attached to the frame of the Paris Agreement,” which was a major international success.
“It is in this context that I am working on priorities, including the European Union,” he said.
In their letter, the 10 senators said they would travel to Paris in 2015 to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties and to participate in the development of the Paris Agreement.
“We had the overwhelming appreciation and support of the international community for the leadership of the United States in achieving this historic achievement.
“As senators who have invested time and energy to advance US action on climate change, respectfully disagree with their decision to withdraw the United States since the Paris agreement,” have – they said.
“By reconsidering the decision, to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to leadership on climate change and to maintain the advantage of the US private sector in a changing global economy, we encourage you to use the various tools of clean energy export” United States first “to you,” the letter says.