Dutch politicians 'deplore' USA exit from Paris climate agreement



The decision to withdraw will put the United States in league with Nicaragua and Syria as the world's only non-participants in the treaty.

Countries on six continents have questioned the USA following President Trump's decision.

Its secretariat headquartered in this city in Germany also notes the announced intention to renegotiate the modalities for the USA participation in the agreement.

That aside, leaders working for streamlined environmental reform aren't happy with the president's choice.

In New York, some major buildings, like the World Trade Center and City Hall, were lit green in solidarity with the climate agreement, echoing a move in Paris.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state of NY was committed to complying with the Paris standards - which call for USA reduction of its emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels - "regardless of [the capital city] Washington's irresponsible actions".

Trump made the announcement Thursday and said under the Paris Agreement, the US could lose almost 3 million jobs by 2025 and pay billions to a global climate fund.

Egypt directs airstrikes on Friday attackers' training camps in Eastern Libya
Two suicide bombings this year at church services in the northern cities of Alexandria and Tanta on 9 April left 46 people dead. The bus came under fire on a side road in the desert on its way to the remote monastery of St.

After Trump announced that the United States wouldn't be taking part in the Paris climate agreements, Tim Cook tweeted, "Decision to withdraw from the #ParisAgreeement was wrong for our planet".

The President of the European Commission on Friday urged the European Union and China to lead the way in the fight against climate change by implementing the Paris agreement in full.

Trump on Thursday said the USA was pulling out of the Paris accord because of the "draconian financial and economic burdens".

He pledged the support of the Netherlands in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Despite America's efforts to cut coal production and move towards "clean coal" (capturing the coal emissions and storing it instead of letting it out); the United States carbon dioxide emissions (metric tonnes per capita) are double that of China's and are 10 times more than India's.

He said moves to negotiate a new "fair" deal that would not disadvantage U.S. businesses and workers would begin. "So if the obstructionists want to get together with me, let's make them non-obstructionists". He cautions Trump against choosing "dirty energy future with asthma, emphsyma and cancer is much more terrifying'".

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