The United States notified the United Nations on Monday of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement concluded in 2017, announced a US State Department official, marking the first official step in a year-long process to end the Global Climate Change Pact.
According to media reports, “the withdrawal will be effective one year after the notification” to the UN, confirmed Mike Pompeo in a statement. That is, on 4 November 2020, the day after the next US presidential election, in which Donald Trump will run for a second term.
The Secretary of State again invoked “the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, companies and taxpayers by the commitments made by the United States under the agreement”, RT reports. However, he said the US will work “with our international partners to build resilience to the consequences of climate change.