White House official: President Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

White House official: President Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

White House official: President Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it.

While Trump now favours an exit, he has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from a range of inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute.

President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. "We certainly will be at the table", she said, "playing a leadership role because we think it's the right thing to do and it makes economic sense".

The meetings inside the West Wing had been contentious, sources told CNN, as aides expressed their deep grievances over the climate agreement that President Barack Obama helped broker with every country except Syria and Nicaragua. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" the president tweeted, as several United States media reported he had made up his mind to quit the accord. His reply: "I'll get back to you".

The agreement, formally known as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, focuses on ways to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former Exxon CEO, is among those in the Trump administration urging the president to keep the US commitment.

Polluting industries such as oil and coal are highly automated and are unlikely to embark on a major hiring spree even if the United States dropped out of the Paris agreement, experts say.

You may recall that the Paris Agreement went into force on November 4, 2016; nations ratified and made the deal official in record time, largely for the very goal (it was whispered) of "Trump-proofing" the deal. The choice is between a formal withdrawal that could take three years or leaving the United Nations treaty that the accord is based on, which would be quicker but more extreme, according to the Axios report. Musk said at the time that he would seek a consensus of fellow council members on recommendations for changes that could be suggested to Trump.

"This notion, 'I am Trump, I am American, America first and I am getting out, ' that is not going to happen".

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump was working out the terms of the planned withdrawal with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, an oil industry ally and climate change doubter.

That fight has played out within Trump's administration. He is set to meet Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who supports remaining in the deal.

A day earlier, Trump on return from his maiden overseas trip met with Pruitt. The Agreement was then open for signing for a year beginning on April 22, 2016, and in that year 147 parties ratified the agreement and made the commitment to curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Senior adviser Jared Kushner generally thinks the deal is bad, but would like to find a way to see if the US emissions targets can be changed.

She's criticizing what she says are "destructive and short-sighted" decisions by the Trump administration. "The Paris Agreement is essential to leaving a healthy, safe and prosperous world to our children, but Trump is making it clear that he's willing to sacrifice America's best interests for the sake of special interest profits".

Asked via Twitter what he'll do if Trump decides to leave, Musk responded that he would "have no choice but to depart [the] councils in that case". Tropical countries could be paid by nations and businesses if they limit destruction of their forests by logging and clearing for food production.

But the corporate world has by and large come out in favour of staying in the accord.

Canada's commitments under the agreement are to reduce annual emissions to 30 per cent less than they were in 2005 by 2030.

Underlining that science behind climate change "is beyond doubt", Guterres said. "Climate change presents both business risks and business opportunities". "He didn't want to do anything to put the U.S.at a disadvantage", Cohn said.

"Despite the United States having been responsible for a massively disproportionate share of historic greenhouse gas emissions, it is now washing its hands of the situation while billions of the world's most vulnerable peoples will face the fatal consequences of rising sea levels, drought, desertification and failing crops".

Adds Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune: "the world should know that state and local action in the United States is moving strongly forward even in the face of Trump's historic mistake".

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