The President of the United States Donald trump is open to different opinions about the country’s participation in the Paris climate agreement. This was announced by the Minister of defence James Mattis, reports CBS News.
“Of course, the discussion of our policy on this issue continues. I attended some discussions in Brussels, which raised the topic of climate change, and the President was open to debate. He wondered why other countries take the position,” — said the head of the Pentagon.
Earlier on 28 may, the media reported that trump told the Trustees that made the decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. On 27 may, the head of state wrote in his Twitter that will make a final decision next week.
The US withdrawal from the climate agreement, committing to reduce or stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, was one of the campaign promises trump. According to the 45th President of the United States, this document is not beneficial to America as a world leader in emissions — China — does not fulfil the envisaged obligations.
On 24 February, the media reported that trump rejected the idea to bring the country out of the Paris climate agreement, which has been repeatedly voiced during the election campaign. This decision was influenced by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
On March 28, trump signed a decree on the abolition adopted by its predecessor, Barack Obama measures to combat climate change. Trump expressed the opinion that Obama’s decision is detrimental to US energy and those who work in this field. Before signing he declared the beginning “a new era of American energy.”