Al Jazeera: US President Donald Trump has made a surprise announcement to pull the US from the Paris climate accord, announcing that the US will no longer be a party to the landmark agreement.
But he has also given no indication as to whether the decision will affect its ability to sign other international agreements such as the Paris Agreement.
The announcement has prompted anger and dismay across the US, where businesses and citizens have been fighting to preserve jobs.
“The only way we’re going to do it is to do something that I think the US and other countries should be doing right now,” Mr Trump said at the White House on Thursday.
“It’s really a disaster if the US doesn’t do it.”
We’re going [to] pull out.
It’s very simple.
It would be a disaster.
We would lose hundreds of thousands of jobs.
“Mr Trump’s announcement comes as the US prepares to withdraw from the pact, which aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions and cut global temperatures to a goal set by 195 countries at the Paris conference in December.
US Vice-President Mike Pence announced on Thursday that the Whitehouse will be holding a summit on Thursday on how to pull US out of the Paris deal, but said the country was committed to remaining a member of the deal.”
I will continue to work with our partners and allies around the world to achieve a more prosperous, just, and sustainable world for all,” he said.”
America will be a global leader, as always, in promoting progress on global warming, protecting the environment, and working to ensure that the next generation can flourish.
“However, many Americans are not happy with the president’s decision.
Some, like Mr Bays, said Mr Trump’s move would hurt the economy and hurt US workers.”
So the bottom line is that he’s hurting his country.””
We are the poorest country in the world, and we have lost jobs.
So the bottom line is that he’s hurting his country.”
In response, Mr Trump has asked the US to renegotiate the deal with the European Union, China, India, and the US-Canada trade bloc.
“In addition to the US withdrawal from the accord, we will work with all of our partners to re-engage in negotiations,” the president said.’
We will do it’The president’s announcement was met with criticism from some business leaders, who argued that the decision would have a negative effect on US manufacturing.
“A lot of business leaders are saying this is a bad decision, and it will hurt them.
And we’ll do it, we’ll see if we can do it,” said Chris Williams, president of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Trump has said he will seek to renegotiated the deal after he leaves office in 2023.
The move will also face the threat of a US federal court ruling that would allow the Trump administration to keep negotiating the agreement.
“Our position is that we will do what we can to continue to build a strong, sustainable, and fair climate and trade agreement,” US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“And the best way to do that is through the United States.
The only way this can happen is if the United Kingdom, Canada, the EU and other partners are willing to renegotiat.”
So that’s what we’re trying to do, is work with the US on a deal that will work for the United Americans.
“Mr Ross said he was confident the US would find a solution, adding that “we are working with the administration, we are working together”.’
We’re not going to let it go’On Thursday, the WhiteHouse press office released a statement saying that Mr Trump “continues to believe that the United states is the most powerful nation in the history of the world”.”
The US is the leader in the global fight against climate change and climate justice,” the statement said.
But there was little indication of the White Houses position on a new climate agreement with other countries.
Mr Ross, who was speaking at the summit, said the US “will continue to engage in negotiations” with the rest of the international community on a climate deal.
He said the Trump White House is “not going to be sitting around waiting for the other countries to act” and is going to “do it on our own”.
The president also said the administration is “going to put our country back on the path of action”.”
We are going to put America back on that path,” he added.”
When you look at the other nations and their commitment to doing what’s right, to their own people, you look to the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and the rest, the whole world’s leading global institutions, and say, ‘look, what is the American attitude?’
“He added: “And the answer is, we’re not