Trump to announce decision on Paris deal tomorrow

"In fact it would take Washington three to four years to pull out".

Elon Musk has a message for President Donald Trump: Don't leave the Paris climate agreement.

Mr Trump, In a tweet on Wednesday, said only he would announce his decision within the "next few days". He ended his tweet with: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

China says it will work with the European Union to uphold the global agreement on climate change even if the USA pulls out.

A USA decision to withdraw from the accord could further alienate American allies in Europe already wary of Trump and call into question US leadership and trustworthiness on one of the world's leading issues. Language for the withdrawal was still being prepared Wednesday, and will likely include specific legal conditions crafted by Trump's administration.

Almost 200 countries are signed on to the Paris Accord to stem climate change.

If the USA withdraws from an agreement that almost 200 other countries are a part of, it would join Nicaragua and Syria as the only other countries that rejects the accord. The pact became one of President Barack Obama's signature achievements.

Mr Trump has already moved to dismantle his predecessor's signature legislation on climate action, ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to revoke Mr Obama's Clean Power Plan, and scrapping several measures created to combat global warming.

"Walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement signals that our nation is relinquishing our leadership role in safeguarding our planet".

A coalition of U.S. based companies banded together to run a series of ads that stated their opposition to pulling out of the Paris Accord, citing a better USA economy if the country remained within the Paris Accord. And even then, the US must give a year's notice.

Is there a quicker way to exit the Paris Agreement? .

Rajoy and Modi agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of combating climate change. This led to the Kyoto Protocol and then the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The comments came after media reports said Trump would withdraw from the global agreement to curb emissions.

In a NY speech on Tuesday, UN chief António Guterres said it was "absolutely essential" that the world implemented the Paris Agreement.

This is the the "quickest path" out, as advocated by the conservative Heritage Foundation. Chief Executive Darren Woods wrote to Trump personally to that effect just last week. "He can simply fail to meet the targets of the NDC, without penalty".

Cloud Peak Energy Inc had also urged the Trump administration to stay in the Paris deal to prevent other nations from an aggressive turn against the global coal industry. On the other hand, 22 GOP senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, penned a letter to the White House arguing that the United States should pull out of the Paris accord because it would reduce legal challenges to efforts to roll back other environmental regulations.

The tweet came after news reports quoted sources saying Mr Trump had chose to follow through on his campaign pledge to withdraw the United States from the deal.

If Trump withdraws, Graham said, "it means that the leader of the Republican Party is in a different spot than the rest of the world".

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