Tillerson: US Could Remain in Paris Climate Pact, Under Right Conditions

Tillerson: US Could Remain in Paris Climate Pact, Under Right Conditions

He said that the President can still work with other members of the Paris agreement for terms that are more favorable for Americans, according to Reuters.

However, the president announced in June following the meeting of the Group of Seven that he would withdraw the United States from the 2015 Global Climate Act, arguing it would threaten the economy and sovereignty of the United States.

France, which has staunchly defended the Paris accord since Trump announced his decision to withdraw, said it would push forward with implementation no matter what.

ADVERTISEMENTA top European Union climate official told that the USA had signaled it was no longer planning to renegotiate the nonbinding treaty.

The White House quickly denied a shift in policy, however.

"There was some confusion over the weekend and I think we removed all the confusion", Cohn said, referring to the Montreal meeting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in a joint statement that "the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible, and we firmly believe that the Paris agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies".

The State Department announced last month that the USA would continue participating in global climate change negotiations, including talks aimed at implementing the Paris pact, "to protect US interests and ensure all future policy options remain open to the administration".




The account said the US officials in Montreal, "led by White House senior adviser Everett Eissenstat, broached revising USA climate-change goals, two participants said, signaling a compromise that would keep the U.S.at the table even if it meant weakening the global effort".

"But the allies say they're not going to renegotiate", Wallace said. But because the greenhouse gas reduction targets are largely voluntary, Trump said he would immediately "cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord."Many Republicans believe the Paris accord unfairly limits American job and economic growth with little concrete return". He said the United States would withdraw from the agreement, but left open the possibility that he might try to "renegotiate" the accord.

Donald Trump moved to pull America from its commitments under the Paris Climate Accord earlier this year, saying the effort to blunt the effect of climate change by reducing emissions would hobble the U.S. economy.

Officials at the Montreal ministerial gathering highlighted comments by Everett Eissenstat, a White House senior adviser, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Rex Tillerson shared with "Face the Nation" viewers a hint at the current direction of the Trump administration when it comes to climate change.

Tillerson also said that Trump's economic adviser, Gary Cohn, was looking after this issue.

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