Kosachev commented on the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement:


RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, Aug 5 — RIA Novosti. U.S. statement on withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change is another political gaffe of the administration of Donald trump, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, head of the international Committee of the Federation Council of Russia Konstantin Kosachev.

The United States on Friday officially notified the UN of its intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in accordance with laid down in this terms and conditions. In early June, US President, Donald trump declared that the United States out of the Paris climate agreement (2015) — first global climate agreement that specifies a plan of action to curb global warming.

“Official notification of the U.S. intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — another political gaffe of the administration of the trump. And he couldn’t not do it because it’s one of the few points of his election program in which he more or less tied their hands,” said the Senator.

Kosachev recalled that trump promised to withdraw from the agreement, because he considered that its implementation “will, de, cost the US three trillion dollars and 6.5 million lost jobs,” and in General, he says, the concept of global warming was created in China in order to weaken American competitiveness.

“When you consider that other campaign projects — the normalization of relations with Russia, the failure of the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the violence with Obamacare or the wall with Mexico — to put it mildly, not thrive, it seems, the climate agreement — the last in the cage, where trump has a chance to show their independence,” — said the MP.

However, the Paris agreement is a very bad way to do this, believes Kosachev. He stressed that there is no need to formally withdraw from the Treaty is not, for all there is a voluntary commitment, as rightly pointed out Americans and a President of Russia. The agreement will enter into force only in 2021, had not yet developed the mechanism for its implementation. And anyway, the United States itself is one of the most ecologically advanced countries in the world where we keep working on the technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, said the Senator.

In addition, the withdrawal from the agreement announced on background, only that strained relations with European allies of Washington’s sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, which now hurt and Europeans, said Kosachev. “Namely Germany and France — the principal initiators of the Paris agreement. And finally, this step trump could finally bury the reputation of the U.S. as a responsible global player and leader, because the environment today is one of the key pillars of reputation of world powers,” — said the legislator.

He noted that it turns out that once again America, solving internal problems (promises coal miners and oilmen USA), landed in the international “pool.” “What sort of curious: in the comfort of agreement (on climate, ed.), the US will be in the company of non-aligned countries like Syria and Nicaragua. So there are the US points of contact with Damascus?” — said Kosachev.

In reality, the intrigue surrounding the Paris agreement does not stop at this, and the US is not completely out of the game, however, and Russia, for example, has signed but not ratified it, because the questions for the document actually are, said the Senator. “But the official release is definitely a loud step in the wrong direction and another “own goal” trump”, — concluded the politician.