Trump says US could 'go back in' Paris Agreement

  • Trump says US could 'go back in' Paris Agreement

Trump says US could 'go back in' Paris Agreement

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.

"Frankly, its an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal", Trump told a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015.

"I feel very strongly about the environment", he said.

When announcing the exit, Trump kept the door open to rejoining the pact "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

"It put great penalties on us", he said about the agreement.

"It took away a lot of our asset values", he explained.

The Paris agreement was created within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and has been ratified by 170 countries out of the 197 parties to the convention.

"So we could conceivably go back in", President Trump said, without elaborating or directly answering a reporter's question as to what could persuade the U.S.to stay in the Paris Accord. The US president has at times seemed torn between advisors like his daughter Ivanka, who advocate for policies that mitigate the effects of climate change, and aides who believe worldwide accords hold America back. The US president emphasized that he is not going to let the Paris agreement to deny the US competitive edge.

"Norway is a great customer, and a great ally and a great friend", Trump says.

He had also said that the U.S. could stay in if the treaty was renegotiated, something which the European Union and other nations quickly ruled out would ever happen. Norway's strict regulations to reach its Paris targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 by 2030 has spurred the use of "environmental friendly and climate friendly technologies". In fact most of your energy or your electricity is produced by hydro.