U.S. could 'conceivably' stay in Paris climate pact

U.S. could 'conceivably' stay in Paris climate pact

President Donald Trump and Norway's prime minister are bonding over economic ties and military might as the two leaders meet for talks expected to focus on security issues and jobs.

In a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Trump reiterated his objections to the pact that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn.gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation MORE helped negotiate, but said there are circumstances in which he'd stop the exit process he announced last June.

However, he insisted that Paris Agreement, which the worldwide community signed in 2015 with the aim of combating climate change by limiting global temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius, was "a bad deal" and "very unfair" to the US. "But I say this, we are very strong on the environment".

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 USA unfairly and that if a better deal could be reached, Washington might be persuaded to rejoin.


"It took away a lot of our asset values", he explained.

The US contributes about 15% of global emissions of carbon, but it is also a significant source of finance and technology for developing countries in their efforts to fight rising temperatures.No timescale for a US withdrawal from the accord has been given, although White House sources have previously suggested it could take up to four years. "I feel very strongly about the environment". The US president emphasized that he is not going to let the Paris agreement to deny the US competitive edge. And we're not going to let that happen. "According to some estimates, we would have had to close businesses in order to qualify by 2025".

"So we could conceivably go back in", Trump said, stressing his administrations commitment to environmental issues, "clean water, clean air", but added "we also want businesses that can compete". In fact most of your energy or your electricity is produced by hydro.

Related Articles

  • Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is Westpac Banking Corp's 4th Largest Position

    Amazon.com accounts for 1.1% of AMP Capital Investors Ltd's investment portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Lei Zhang increased its stake in Idexx Labs Inc (IDXX) by 44.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.
    LePage praises new path for work requirements for Medicaid

    LePage praises new path for work requirements for Medicaid

    LePage released a statement praising the Trump administration for giving states the ability to add the requirements. That could also strip coverage from disabled people eligible for Medicaid benefits.
    IPL 2018: 1122 players registered for the auction

    IPL 2018: 1122 players registered for the auction

    The final registration for the auction closed on Friday, in which 1122 signed up including 281 capped and 838 uncapped players. Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis and Morne Morkel are some of the South Africans, who are also part of the list.
  • Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Leerink Swann

    Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at $122,000. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.02.
    Eliza Dushku accuses stunt co-ord of underage sexual assault

    Eliza Dushku accuses stunt co-ord of underage sexual assault

    Eliza Dushku is telling her story. "These are outlandish, manipulated lies", Kramer told Deadline on Saturday. Eliza Dushku claimed today that she was molested by her stunt coordinator when she was 12-years-old.

    Payday 2 To Have Local Coop On Switch

    Sounds like it will be "old-school hard", but if you get frustrated you can turn down the difficulty by switching to Assist mode. The story mode will have players traveling across the Mushroom Kingdom participating in matches, minigames, and boss battles.
  • 'Wrong button' pushed during 'shift change' blamed for false Hawaii missile alert

    'Wrong button' pushed during 'shift change' blamed for false Hawaii missile alert

    A voice over announced over the commentary that the incoming missile "was not a drill" and an impact could be "within minutes". People in Hawaii panicked when they got an emergency alert on their phones warning of an incoming ballistic missile threat.
    Virtual assistants jostle at CES 2018

    Virtual assistants jostle at CES 2018

    Dish customers will be able to use Google Assistant on Google Home, Android phones and iPhones to control their Dish equipment. While last year's push was to get Google's smart speaker lineup up to speed, this year's focus will be on the smart display .

    MGM Resorts International's (MGM) "Overweight" Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co

    Moreover, Ironsides Asset Advisors Ltd Llc has 0.1% invested in MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) for 7,350 shares. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock.
  • Trump, ultima proroga del periodo di esenzione sanzionatoria sulla questione nucleare iraniana

    Trump, ultima proroga del periodo di esenzione sanzionatoria sulla questione nucleare iraniana

    Il presidente ha anche annullato una visita in Gran Bretagna il mese prossimo per inaugurare la nuova ambasciata Usa a Londra .
    African All Stars transfer news & rumours: Real Madrid target Salah

    African All Stars transfer news & rumours: Real Madrid target Salah

    Yesterday, Diario Gol reported that Ceballos has decided to leave the reigning European Champions if things do not change for him. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane publicly hailed the Egyptian hero: "He is still young, improving all the time".

    LeBron James: We're So Fragile

    Defensively, we're executing the things we want to do, whether it's switching, handling pick-and-rolls and just being efficient". Cavaliers big man Kevin Love injured his right ankle late in the second quarter and managed only two points on 1-of-11 shooting.