Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

On Nov. 7, Syria announced during the COP 23 United Nations climate summit in Germany that it would sign onto the Paris agreement, joining almost 200 countries committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Independent reports.

On Oct. 23, Nicaragua announced it would join the Paris accord, despite its previous reservations.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced in June his intention to withdraw from the Paris pact, calling it a "bad deal" and saying it "fails to live up to our environmental ideals". Not all signatories have ratified the treaty yet.

Pressed on whether Washington had chosen to isolate itself globally, Nauert continued: "The president has said that he is going to assess the situation".

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Overall, the Paris agreement seeks to limit a rise in temperatures to "well below" two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, ideally 1.5.

The Trump administration will not be able to formally extricate the USA from the climate agreement until 2020.

The brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

With the United States being the sole country that refuses to support the framework, an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has relayed that President Donald Trump is not invited to the climate summit that is scheduled to be held on Paris next month with over a hundred countries expected to attend.

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The summit aims at promoting green projects and providing new funding sources, a few weeks after separate talks that are now being held at a global climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Other countries in the deal said that isn't possible. It's "very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States", he said.

Despite Trump's statements that his decision would invigorate the American economy, the U.S.is still in the process of leaving the accord signed by Barack Obama.

The same day, Macron said "wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: make our planet great again" and called on USA -based scientists to come to France to work on climate-related issues, in an unprecedented English-language speech from the French presidential palace.

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