Trump likely to come back to Paris Climate Accord: Macron

| Updated: Jul 17, 2017 11:30 IST

Moscow [Russia] July 17 (ANI): French President Emmanuel Macron has said that US President Donald Trump is likely to come back to the Paris Accord, reports Sputnik. Paris climate accord is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation. According to Sputnik, Macron asserted in a Sunday report by Le Journal du Dimanche that the American leader may walk back a previous declaration to withdraw his country from the historic 2015 Paris accord. The Sputnik report quoted Macron as saying that "we spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord. The US president told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months". Trump and his advisors have described the historic 2015 climate change mitigation agreement - a cornerstone of the foreign policy legacy of former US President Barack Obama - as weak, particularly with regard to providing incentives to polluters in India and China to lower emissions, while concurrently being too hard on US industry. After Trump announced the US' departure from the Paris Accord on June 1, Macron said President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord was "a mistake both for the U.S. and for our planet." The Paris Climate Accord was adopted on December 12, 2015, by 196 parties around the world. It seeks to curb global warming to a maximum of two degrees by 2100 by instigating pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions created through the burning of fossil fuels. In the Paris Agreement; each country determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. There is no mechanism to force a country to set a specific target by a specific date, but each target should go beyond previously set targets. (ANI)

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