Syria plans to join Paris climate agreement, isolating US

Syria plans to join Paris climate agreement, isolating US

Syria plans to join Paris climate agreement, isolating US

Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party, also weighed in, calling the 195-nation pact "empty virtue signalling". Nicaragua initially claimed that it wouldn't sufficiently address climate change, but the country changed its tune and signed on last month.

"I would like to affirm the Syrian Arab Republic's commitment to the Paris climate change accord", Syrian Deputy Environment Minister Wadah Katmawi told 196 delegates present at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany yesterday.

On June 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced from the White House Rose Garden that he would withdraw the country from the Paris climate accord, asserting that it would hobble jobs and economic growth, according to The New York Times.

"We need everybody on board", Ronald Jumeau of the Seychelles said.

An invitation will soon be sent to invite the United States "at a diplomatic level", the official said. "We take no pleasure in the United States being out". There was no applause, however, at a conference where Assad's government has few allies.

Camilla Born, of the E3G think-tank, said the Paris Agreement was now a victim of its own success.

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War-torn Syria is the 197th country to sign up to the deal on limiting carbon emissions.

David Waskow, of the World Resources Institute think tank, noted that Mr Trump's climate views had previously isolated him from other leading economies in the Group of Seven and the Group of 20.

Developed nations say they are acting.

Mr Trump has said he will pull out of the Paris agreement unless Washington can secure more favourable terms for American businesses and taxpayers.

The U.S. has become the only nation in the world to not participate in the Paris Climate Accord, an worldwide agreement to voluntarily lower carbon emissions in an effort to curb rising global temperatures.

Brazil and nations including India, China and Iran now want to fill the gap with more action by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions, especially by the rich which have burnt most fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution.

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