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US formally tells UN of plans to withdraw from Paris climate accord

US formally tells UN of plans to withdraw from Paris climate accord

The United States formally notified the UN on Monday of plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement.The withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election.According to Sec. Pompeo, “Today we begin the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The U.S. is proud of our record as a world leader in reducing all emissions, fostering resilience, growing our economy, and ensuring energy for our citizens. Ours is a realistic and pragmatic model.”In the Paris agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases. It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the United States and China and went into effect Nov. 4, 2016.The terms of the deal say no country can withdraw in the first three years. This story is developing. Check back for more information.

The United States formally notified the UN on Monday of plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement.

The withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election.

According to Sec. Pompeo, “Today we begin the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The U.S. is proud of our record as a world leader in reducing all emissions, fostering resilience, growing our economy, and ensuring energy for our citizens. Ours is a realistic and pragmatic model.”

Today we begin the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The U.S. is proud of our record as a world leader in reducing all emissions, fostering resilience, growing our economy, and ensuring energy for our citizens. Ours is a realistic and pragmatic model.

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 4, 2019

In the Paris agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases. It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the United States and China and went into effect Nov. 4, 2016.

The terms of the deal say no country can withdraw in the first three years.

This story is developing. Check back for more information.

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