With Syria and Nicaragua there are now three countries in the world that are not part of the historic deal made in 2015 by 195 nations. Chorus of criticism from much of the business world, the EU and China. Joint Declaration by Italy, France and Germany: “Rampart for the decision”. Macron on the phone reiterated to the tycoon: “You can not renegotiate”
“The negotiated agreement by Obama imposes unrealistic targets for the United States in reducing emissions, leaving instead countries such as China letting go for years.” Donald Trump keeps the word given to his constituents and announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. And Barack Obama attacks: “The Trump administration is joining a small handful of nations that reject the future.”
The former president stressed that he “trusts that states, cities and businesses will step forward and help protect the planet for future generations”.
Trump’s is a breakthrough with unpredictable consequences that could push other countries to follow the same road and say farewell to those commitments solemnly taken in 2015 by 195 nations to drastically cut the level of pollutant emissions. “The United States will start negotiating a new climate agreement,” Trump said. “We want an agreement that is right. If we succeed, otherwise patience,” he added. There will therefore be “the end of the reduction commitments,” he added, “and above all,” the payments to the Green Climate Fund, “which costs the US a fortune.”
America first. Trump maintains another promise made in the electoral campaign. To a certain extent, however, assuming a total withdrawal from the Parisian agreement, it will take four years to complete that treaty and this means that a final decision would be for Americans when they chose their next ‘commander in chief’ in 2020.
After a heated debate that has virtually divided the White House, he won the line of conservatives led by Scott Pruitt, the oil tanker friend of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the ultra-strategist Right Steve Bannon. The defeated were Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs’s former executive, head of the White House economics expert and Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and former Exxon Mobile oil giant (who wanted to respect the climate agreement) . And Tesla’s number one, Elon Musk, reiterated that he could leave the presidential team dealing with climate change.
Trump turned to the Americans and the whole world from the Rose Garden of the White House, in a surreal atmosphere where entertaining the dozens of journalists present has thought of a jazz orchestra. First of all, the closest president of the American president. There was no Ivanka Trump. The daughter and councilor of the president had been among those who opposed the withdrawal of the US from the Paris deal, but only managed to postpone the controversial decision to after the first trip abroad as president of the billionaire of New York became leader Use: At the G7 of Taormina, while Trump took time, Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom had reaffirmed their “strong” commitment to implementing the “fast” Paris agreement. Pope Francis, who in his Vatican meeting had given him the encyclical “Laudato sì” on climate change, was worthless.
But in the end, hard and hard line prevailed if much of the business world from Wall Street to Silicon Valley does not think so, including oil giants such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Bp: the emission targets set by the ‘ Agreement between Paris and negotiated by Barack Obama – said the US president – are not realistic for the United States, favoring instead countries like China. The result for the White House is that that agreement is not in line with Trump’s first-ever Lighthouse, that of America’s First, damaging the American economy and hindering the creation of new jobs in the US.
It is an agreement that “imposes costs ahead of Americans to the detriment of the economy and labor growth, while ripping insignificant commitments from other countries, such as China.” If the US complied with the terms of the deal, the US economy would lose $ 3 billion in its pile over the next few decades, Trump said. The president has assured that with his administration the US will be “the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on earth, we will have the cleanest air, the cleanest water, we will be ecologists, but we will not put off our businesses and grow rapidly.” “We will work because the US is the leader of environmental policies,” he added, “but with charges equally divided among nations around the world.”
Climate, what is the Paris agreement, and what happens after Trump’s no
The reactions. Trump ‘no’, however, is not enough to blow up the agreement reached two years ago under the aegis of the United Nations. China, which Obama himself had convinced himself to join with enthusiasm, assured him that he would go ahead with Europe on the targets of reducing pollutant emissions. It is from the European Union that the most vexing reactions come: France, Germany and Italy, with a joint note expressed “regret for the choice of the USA”. The three leaders emphasize “to consider the push that was generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible”. A concept that the same French President Emmanuel Macron would say on the phone at Trump, while speaking publicly in the Eliseo, the French president then appealed to disappointed American scientists, revising the famous Trump slogan with a different formual: “Make Our planet great again “.
British Prime Minister Theresa May also expressed his “disappointment” to President Donald Trump, who had called her to announce her decision. Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, who speaks of populism, warns: “It is not good for the US to withdraw from the world scene, but it is clear that the vacuum left by the US will be filled.”
“Today is a sad day because a key partner turns to the fight against global climate change. The EU is deeply disappointed with the unilateral Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement,” he said. Said European Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, adding that the announcement “galvanizes” and that “we will continue with our partners” and open to “new alliances”.
“It is a matter of trust and leadership, which will damage the United States and the planet.” This is the comment of the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani.