European Council President Donald Tusk has urged US President Donald Trump not to alter the “(political) climate”, by abandoning the agreement to fight global warming.
European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday urged US President Donald Trump not to change the “(political) climate” for worse, by abandoning the agreement to fight global warming.
“Please do not change the climate for the worse (political),” Tusk wrote in his social networking account Twitter, addressing Trump after news that he may withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
.@realDonaldTrump please don't change the (political) climate for the worse.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) June 1, 2017
Several media outlets, including the Fox television network, reported on Wednesday that Trump ruled the United States abandoned the deal, and the Associated Press quoted a White House official as saying the US president should announce the output.
He also said that Trump could “use caveats in the language” that he will use to announce that exit – leaving open the possibility that the decision is not final.
Completed at the end of 2015 in the French capital by more than 190 countries and under the aegis of the UN, the agreement aims to limit the rise in global temperature by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The historic accord was centered on the United States, then under the presidency of Barack Obama, and China, and the issue divided the recent G7 summit in Sicily, with all countries reaffirming their commitment to the agreement With the exception of Washington.
During the presidential campaign, Trump has pledged to overturn the deal on climate change, but since he has been in the White House he has sent contradictory signals reflecting the reverse currents that run through his administration.