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US Return to Paris climate deal would give advantage to China, Russia: Donald Trump
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US Return to Paris climate deal would give advantage to China, Russia: Donald Trump

| @indiablooms | 06 Dec 2020, 09:02 am

Washington/UNI: US President Donald Trump has reiterated the futility of America rejoining the Paris climate agreement, saying that doing so would give an advantage to Russia and China.

While speaking at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday Trump said the US would have had to contribute astronomical sums of money if it remained a part of the agreement.

"The Paris Environmental Accord. I said I’m gonna get killed in this one. But we would’ve paid trillions and trillions of dollars. Russia has a big advantage over us, they go back to old days when the air was very dirty, that was their standard. China doesn't kick in until 2030, we kick in immediately, and the money that wouldn't have cost us," he said.

Trump claimed that if the US were to re-enter the Paris climate accord, 20 per cent his country's factories would have to shut down.

In 2017, Trump announced that the US was exiting the UN-brokered Paris climate agreement, a move that officially took effect on Nov 4 this year.

US president-elect Joe Biden has promised to recommit the US to the pact.

In November, former US Secretary of State and Biden administration climate envoy, John Kerry, pointed out that the international community must raise its ambition in fighting global environmental problems because the Paris Agreement alone cannot end the crisis.'
 

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