Pangloss: U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement
Washington (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is set to approve a new climate accord Monday that would see the United States exit the pact.
U.S., China and the European Union signed the Paris Agreement last year, in which countries set emissions targets for limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels.
The U, U.K. and France joined Canada, the European Commission, and Japan in ratifying the agreement.
The pact aims to keep global warming below the 2 degree mark.
It’s unclear what impact the withdrawal of the U.M.A. will have on the accord.
The White House said President Donald Trump’s administration will review the accord and decide what to do next.