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Liputan6.com, Bonn – The US government's plan to promote coal as a solution to climate change has been severely criticized. Moreover, the plan will be presented at the UN Climate Change (COP 23) which is planned to be held next week in Bonn, Germany.
President Donald Trump's advisor is scheduled to speak in a session at the COP 23.
However, in a separate group, a number of US state governors say the country is still committed to the Paris Agreement results, although Trump claims the US has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement itself.
Quoted from the BBC, on Monday (6/11/2017), the conference starts this week for two weeks, and is expected to improve the rules for the Paris Accord.
The COP23 meeting will be the first full-time meeting for climate negotiators since President Trump vowed to bring the US out of the Paris agreement.
"The point is that the Paris Accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States," Trump said in June, announcing US intentions to withdraw.
But under the rules, the US can not abandon the deal until 2020 so they will send the negotiating team to this meeting.
Meanwhile, the official US delegation, who is mostly career servant, may be overshadowed by other groups with a very different vision of how Uncle Sam's country should fight climate change.
According to reports, members of the Trump government, will provide their support at an event promoting fossil fuels and nuclear power as a solution to climate change.
Speakers from coal giant Peabody Energy, among others, will make presentations to highlight the role coal and other fuels can play in controlling the impact of rising temperatures.
A White House spokesman said in a statement that the discussion aims to build a government effort to promote fossil fuels at this year's G20 summit."It is undeniable that fossil fuels will be used for the foreseeable future, and in the interest of everyone, they are efficient and clean," the spokesman said.