2015 Paris Agreement Us

This is not the first time the United States has not concluded an international climate agreement. The United States did not ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, although it played an important role in its creation. In this case, the United States became a signatory to the agreement, but almost immediately made it clear that it did not intend to assume its responsibilities. The Paris Agreement, drawn up during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over two weeks in Paris and adopted on 12 December 2015, marked a historic turning point for the global fight against climate change, with the heads of state and government of the world, representing 195 United Nations, having reached consensus on an agreement on the commitments of all countries to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. Support for this move and opposition have been reported under Trump`s cabinet and advisers: Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Economic Adviser Gary Cohn and Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner would have wanted the US to stick to the deal, while the White House adviser, Steve Bannon, White House adviser Don McGahn and EPO administrator Scott Pruitt wanted the US to abandon him. [31] The Paris Agreement was complemented by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), initially endorsed by all 195 countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in December of the same year, including the United States under President Barack Obama. Because of the status of the United States and China as major emitters of carbon dioxide, Obama`s support and cooperation with China were seen as the main factors in Congress` early success. [19] Several tech company executives – including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft chairman and legal director Brad Smith, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt – condemned the move. [177] [178] Microsoft`s Satya Nadella stated that Microsoft believes that „climate change is an urgent issue that requires global action.“ Google`s Sundar Pichai tweeted: „Disappointed with today`s decision. Google will continue to work hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all. Facebook`s Mark Zuckerberg said: „Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and endangers the future of our children. The president`s promise to renegotiate the international climate agreement has always been a smog screen, the oil industry has a red phone at Interior, and will he bring food trucks to Old Faithful? „These agreements are just the obligations of each country,“ Light says. He talked about being open to a renegotiation of the agreement or trying to create a new agreement – but the idea of „renegotiation“ is an unlikely scenario.

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