The US officially withdraws from the Paris Agreement on climate change

The US officially withdraws from the Paris Agreement on climate change

The US officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement on climate change on November 4.

Earlier, in June 2017, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement for the first time, arguing that the agreement was harmful to the US economy. However, up to now, the US can officially withdraw from this agreement due to its binding provisions.

Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said that the US withdrawal from this agreement will leave a gap in the cooperation mechanism as well as global efforts. to achieve the goals and ambitions of the Paris Agreement. However, the timing of the US out of the Paris Agreement depends on the outcome of the US presidential election, when current Trump’s rival, Joe Biden, pledges to bring America back to the agreement if elected. .

Although it has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, the United States is still a member of the UNFCCC. Patricia Espinosa said the agency is ready to assist if the US attempts to return to the Paris Agreement.

Currently the US is the only country withdrawing from the Paris Agreement out of a total of 197 signatories to this agreement.

The Paris Agreement on climate change signed in 2015 requires countries around the world to keep global temperature rise from 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius. So far, Earth’s heat has warmed on average. 1 degree Celsius, causing drought and deadly heat waves to appear more and more, tropical storms also becoming more and more devastating as the sea level rises.

In the past 20 years, there have been 19 years when the world has recorded record heat levels, since data began to be accurately statistic in the late 19th century.