Strong, swift UN reaction to Trump on climate

Reports: Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

"The loss of US finance would be the biggest headache, and of course the symbolism is not good", said Michael Grubb, a professor at University College London who has advised the European Union on climate policy. They both appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends".

For years, Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn't give a shit about the environment.

"It is absolutely essential that the world implements the Paris agreement". "I can get back to you".

A coalition of small island and low-lying countries says it would like to see the United States remain part of the Paris climate accord.

Mr Guterres made no direct mention of Mr Trump's wavering, but said: "If any government doubts the global will and need for this accord, that is reason for all others to unite even stronger and stay the course".

The U.S. -based website Axios, citing senior White House officials with direct knowledge of Trump's decision, was the first to report that Trump chose to pull out of the deal and that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will handle the details.

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Several other business leaders and politicians have urged Trump not to pull the USA out of the global pact.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, called leaving the agreement a "disastrous decision" that will hurt communities in OH "where the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy economy could bring jobs back to our communities".

Canada, the European Union, and China have said they will honour their commitments to the pact even if the United States withdraws.

Trump on Wednesday declared abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. "It looks like that attempt failed", Juncker said.

News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations. "The report is a useful statement of what might happen if the Trump administration got its way", says David Keith, professor of applied physics and public policy at Harvard University.

Spicer says Trump ultimately "wants a fair deal for the American people".

Junker spoke Wednesday in Berlin. Friends of the Earth said it would make America the world's "foremost climate villain".

"If President Trump reads the Pope's writings, I'm confident he will not withdraw from the agreement". Earlier Wednesday, a White House official said Trump was expected to pull out of the deal, but cautioned there could be "caveats".

Supporters of the climate pact are concerned that a United States exit could lead other nations to weaken their commitments or also withdraw, softening an accord that scientists have said is critical to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

The executive director of the Sierra Club is calling the expected USA pullout from a global agreement on climate change a "historic mistake".

"Generations from now, Americans will look back at Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement as one of the most ignorant and unsafe actions ever taken by any President", Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement.

When asked Tuesday whether the president thinks human activity contributes to climate change, press secretary Sean Spicer said, "Honestly, I haven't asked him".

The Paris Agreement sealed in 2015 brought together the USA and European Union with big developing nations from China to India to Brazil in pledging limits on fossil-fuel pollution and funds to help poorer countries adapt to climate change.

But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S.

Rajoy and Modi agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of combatting climate change.

The United States is among the 147 countries and parties that have ratified the agreement but President Donald Trump has voiced concerns that the deal signed by the previous USA administration could harm the U.S. economy.

California Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Trump is "denying scientific truths, removing safeguards that protect our health and our environment, protecting polluters and. threatening our national and global security".

She says in a statement that the landmark accord "honors our collective moral responsibility to leave future generations with a planet that is clean, healthy and sustainable".

He has previously said he believes climate change is hoax being perpetuated by the Chinese.

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