1. Donald Trump: Paris climate deal not tough enough on China, India

Donald Trump: Paris climate deal not tough enough on China, India

Even as US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States of America from Paris climate deal, he held out India's case as an example of how it was unfair to the Americans.

By: | Updated: June 2, 2017 3:38 AM
Donald Trump, US ,  Paris climate accord, India, China, US China ties, Paris climate deal, climate change rump said that the Paris accord is against US industry, gives advantage to other countries and that it also hurts the American worker. (Reuters)

Even as US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States of America from Paris climate deal, he held out India’s case as an example of how it was unfair to the Americans. Trump said, ‘India makes its participation in Paris accord contingent on getting billions and billions of dollars of foreign aid’. Trump said that the Paris accord is against US industry, gives advantage to other countries and that it also hurts the American worker. He added, “US will begin negotiations to re-enter Paris Accord or new accord on terms fair to the US.” He also said that “US will try to make a deal that’s fair on climate.” He concluded, US, will cease all implementation of non-binding elements of Paris accord as of today.”

Donald Trump said that the Climate deal which has been agreed upon by members of 190 countries was a deal which was poorly negotiated by the former President Barrack Obama and was signed out of desperation. During his address at the Rose Garden of the White House, he mentioned that the deal was advantageous for countries like China and India.

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According to PTI reports, “India makes its participation on receiving billions and billions of dollars from developed countries. Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States. The current India will be allowed to double its coal production and so does China,” Trump alleged. Trump also mentioned that the climate accord was more beneficial to other countries and US continuing with the accord will only mean a very big economic disadvantage and US will not be able to compete with other countries as a result of this.

By withdrawing the US from the climate deal, he fulfilled his major campaign promise and overturned the major foreign policy accomplishment of his predecessor Barack Obama., according to PTI. Presently, along with US two other countries which are not a part of the Paris agreement is Syria and Nicaragua.

California Governor Jerry Brown called this step taken by Donald J Trump as ‘tragic’ and a ‘backward’ step for the US. As of now, US is still a part of the Paris agreement since it will follow the four-year rule to get out of it. By 2020 US will finally leave the Paris Agreement.

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    DILIP
    Jun 2, 2017 at 6:36 am
    USA has double standards. It is responsible for all present turmoil in Gulf which is damaging environment
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