New Delhi [India]: United States President Donald Trump has delayed his decision on the Paris Climate Accord, saying that he will make his final decision on it next week.
“I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week,” Trump tweeted.
Trump has delayed his final decision on the Paris Accord as he wants 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 12 December 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 4 November 2016.
President Trump also said that money was starting to “pour in” to NATO after scolding allies for failing to contribute their fair share at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.
“Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in- NATO will be much stronger,” Trump said in a tweet. (ANI)