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Liputan6.com, Paris – President of the United States Donald Trump will not be invited to attend the Climate Change Summit which will take place in Paris, France, by the end of this year.
A French government official told Reuters news agency that the US has "special status related to the summit." Similarly, as quoted from the Independent on Wednesday (8/11/2017).
Nevertheless, US officials will likely remain invited. It's just not up to the presidential level.
Uncle Sam's country has begun an official withdrawal process from the Paris Agreement, a global agreement signed by nearly 200 countries by December 2015. The deal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Former President Barack Obama signed and joined the deal through an executive order in 2016. Through his policy he has "slapped" the opponents of the climate change theories in Congress.
Unlike Obama, through one of his campaign promises, Trump said it would bring the US out of the suit. He argues that the agreement is unfair and places US workers, especially in the coal industry in economic losses.
The US withdrawal from the Paris Treaty will be effective as of November 4, 2020, or several days ahead of the next presidential election.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron and German and Italian leaders agreed in June to declare that although Trump is willing to negotiate, the Paris Deal points will not be renegotiated. "Because this is a vital instrument for our planet, our society, and our economy."
Despite being opposed by Trump, the majority of governors, mayors and US CEOs have affirmed will remain in compliance with the commitments outlined in the Paris Agreement.