America exits Paris climate accord, describes it unfair…
The President of America, Donald Trump has expressed displeasure and disclosed that the country can no longer continue with the Paris Climate Deal as it is at the expense of the growth of America. He disclosed this on Thursday, 1st of June in a nationwide broadcast, announcing the country’s exist out of the deal.
“We will remain the leader of the world. The U.S. remains the cleanest country in the world, but we will not remain in the agreement at the expense of our citizens and our country,” Trump noted.
The President further explained however that there is room for negotiations on a favorable agreement that will be fair to Americans. For the president, the existing deal can not profit the American economy.
“The United State under Trump will continue to be the cleanest and the most environment-friendly country on the planet. To fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord but begin negotiations to re-enter our way into Paris Accord. Or in really entirely new transaction or terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people and its tax payers,” Trump submitted.
While the world rises brow on the decision of the president to discontinue the agreement, the president has promised to enter into negotiations once there is reconsideration of terms that he describes as fair deal.
“So, we are getting out but we will start to negotiate and we would see if we could make a deal that is fair and if we can, that’s great and if can’t, that’s fine.
“As President, I can put no other consideration before the well-being of the American citizens. The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States.
“For the exclusive benefits of other countries, leaving American workers, who I love, and tax payers to observe the cost in terms of job loss, low wages, shattered factories and vastly diminish economic production.
“Thus, as of today, the United States would cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country. This includes ending the implementation of the nationally determined contributions and very importantly, the Green Climate Fund, which is costing the United States a vast fortune,” the president declared.
Reacting to this decision of the president, Wanjira Mathai -a Senior Advisor, Global Advocacy & Strategy, WPOWER and Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation, identified this as a loophole in the system of global cooperation. According to him, this must be checked if the world is really serious with risk management.
“President Trump’s decision highlights the flaws in our current system of global cooperation to manage global risks.”
Wanjira advised Africans at every level to rise up to the problem confronting her, he noted that Africa has so much to offer the world. “Africa has so much to offer this global conversation, whether from our Elder Statesmen – and women – our visionary tech innovators, our long tradition of thinking about collective decision-making or our hands-on experience at the sharp end of global risks. I would urge Africans in every sphere to enter. We have so much at stake.
“We need new thinking from the brightest minds, wherever they may be, and we need it quickly.” he advised.