Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord over next few days

| Updated: Jun 01, 2017 04:42 IST

New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has further delayed his decision on the Paris Climate Accord, saying that he will make his decision over the next few days. "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Trump tweeted. Trump has delayed his final decision on the Paris Accord as he wants some more time to decide whether the United States should pull out of the 195-nation agreement. Earlier on Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Meanwhile, Democrats are urging Trump not to withdraw from the agreement. The exit of the United States after China would apparently weaken the strength of the deal and make the way for other countries to withdraw from it. The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on December 12, 2015. As of May 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the treaty, 147 of which have ratified it. After several European Union states ratified the agreement in October 2016, there were enough countries that had ratified the agreement that produce enough of the world's greenhouse gases for the agreement to enter into force. The agreement went into effect on November 4, 2016. (ANI)