French President Claims ‘there will not be a Renegotiation’ of Paris Climate Deal

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

The Trump Administration called for a renegotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement. However, French President Emmanuel Macron stated matter of factly on Tuesday that it “will not be renegotiated.”

The Paris Agreement is basically an agreement to “combat” climate change and make the world a cleaner place. Here’s the thing though, climate change is not real. Not to mention, the United States was paying more than we should have been, versus countries like China with more people and worse air conditions.

The United Nations Climate Change website reads:

The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change. To reach these ambitious goals, appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework will be put in place, thus supporting action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries, in line with their own national objectives. The Agreement also provides for enhanced transparency of action and support through a more robust transparency framework. Further information on key aspects of the Agreement can be found here.

Macron added that they absolutely “won’t go back” on the agreement as he defending the 2015 climate accord during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. However, he did say that he “respects” the Trump Administration’s decision to remove the United States from the deal.

The Hill reports:

Trump in June said he would pull the U.S. out of the deal, which envisions a 26 percent to 28 percent reduction in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. He opened the door to redoing the deal, though many world leaders have rejected that proposal.

Macron is among the loudest critics of Trump’s decision. In the days following the announcement, he invited “engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States” to move to France and released a video fact-checking the Trump administration’s talking points on the Paris agreement.

 

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