U.S. may 'conceivably' re-join Paris local weather settlement, Trump says

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron in December said he would not agree to a renegotiation but was hopeful the USA would return to the accord.Analysts have said the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement makes it more hard for the world to reach the goals that it set for itself in the Paris agreement. "In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets", Trump said during a press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Trump said the Paris agreement was very unfair to the United States because it imposed penalties and took away many USA asset values. "I feel very strongly about the environment", he added. Seated in the Oval Office, Trump notes that Norway has been a strong consumer of USA -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft.

"It put great penalties on us", he said about the agreement. He also stated that the current agreement "took away a lot of [the country's] asset values".

"We are not going to let that happen".

The Agreement required countries create their own climate action plans and restrictions, and the Agreement does not actually contain any formal penalties for nations that fail to meet their own self-imposed targets. "I'm not going to let that happen", Trump said.

Erna Solberg in a DW interview with Zhana Nemtsova
U.S. may 'conceivably' re-join Paris local weather settlement, Trump says

"We are very strong on the environment", the president continued. "According to some estimates, we would have had to close businesses in order to qualify by 2025". Whereas as an example China, by 2030, they dont kick in until 2030. The prime minister also noted her country's investments in the US, which she said supported 470,000 U.S.jobs.

New York City said the lawsuit against BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell would help fund protection against climate change.

"Norway is a great customer, and a great ally and a great friend", Trump says. French President Emmanuel Macron in December a year ago said he was hopeful the United States would return to the accord.Commenting on the treaty, Trump said the accord would have taken away the US' "competitive edge".

She did note that green policies can lead to business opportunities, and noted that the USA company Tesla was selling many electric cars in Norway.


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