The same nations that are asking us to maintain the agreement are the countries that have cost the United States billions of dollars through hard trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what`s going on. It`s pretty obvious to those who want to keep an open mind. The official objective of the agreement is to prevent the 2C world from becoming warmer than before industrialization. But its goal is to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a best-case scenario that scientists see slipping out of reach. If the United States pulls through, it could still have a voice in the UN climate negotiations. That is because he would still be a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the body that created the Paris Agreement. However, America would be reduced to observer status, meaning its negotiators could attend meetings and cooperate with other countries to produce results, but not vote on decisions. “This is certainly a blow to the Paris agreement,” said Carlos Fuller of Belize, the negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States in the UN talks. “The ue-Green agreement and the commitments of China, Japan and South Korea on CO2 emissions neutrality indicate the inevitability of our collective transition from fossil fuels,” said Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement and now executive director of the European Climate Foundation. The Trump administration launched the withdrawal with a letter to the United Nations, and in time, the United States will withdraw the day after the election and join Iran and Turkey as the only major countries that do not participate in the agreement.
No other country has followed the United States under the agreement. In fact, many others have fallen into the lack of leadership, she says; The EU, China, Japan and South Korea have recently announced ambitious new targets on how quickly they reach zero net emissions and are on the verge of achieving them. At the same time, the cost of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, has decreased significantly, making them not only competitive, but also often cheaper than fossil fuel sources. Although the United States played an important role in the development of the climate agreement, it will be the only one of the 200 parties to withdraw from the pact.