Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump Says US "Could Conceivably" Rejoin Paris Climate Accord

Trump Says US

"The Paris accord really would have taken away our competitive edge, and we are not going to let that happen", Trump said. "It took away a lot of our asset values", he said of the pact that includes every other nation in the United Nations.

President Trump has suggested the U.S. "could conceivably go back in" to the Paris Agreement, despite reiterating his belief the global climate change accord is a "bad deal" for American business.

Defending his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Trump said his primary concern with the Paris climate accord was that it treated the United States unfairly and that if a better deal could be reached, Washington might be persuaded to rejoin.

Nevertheless, speaking to reporters yesterday, Trump suggested he would still be open to the USA being a part of the climate change accord, but emphasised that as it stands the deal remains "very unfair to the United States".

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the USA could "conceivably" return to the landmark Paris climate agreement but did not indicate any move in that direction.

Trump announced a year ago his intention to pull the USA out of the climate pact.

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Israeli jurisdiction and ownership of Jerusalem , however, is not recognised by the global community. Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem effectively put the entire city under de facto Israeli control.

However, it is not clear whether the U.S. has actually embarked on any attempt to renegotiate the Agreement, according to the BBC.

"We could conceivably go back in", Trump added unexpectedly.

"The Paris Agreement as drawn and as we signed was very unfair to the United States". Solberg is now visiting the United States to discuss foreign relations between Norway and the USA and it is the third meeting between herself and Trump. Trump also said he wished the U.S. could use hydropower."One of the great assets of Norway is a thing called water", he said.

Donald Trump also seems to believe that the United States is "very strong on the environment" and that the country's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is out to protect the environment.

Under Trump, the US has made successive roll-backs on environmental protections, scrapping the Clean Power Plan, which sought to inch the USA away from its use of coal-burning energy, and opening previously protected lands up to mineral exploration.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, "hydropower is the largest renewable energy source for electricity generation in the United States".

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