US President Donald Trump (Photo: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House in Washington DC.

"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal," he said.

"So we can conceivably go back in," added the President.

The Paris Agreement, Paris climate accord or Paris climate agreement is an agreement within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

As of November 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, and 173 have become party to it. The Agreement aims to respond to the global climate change threat by keeping global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

In June 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the US from the agreement, causing widespread condemnation both internationally and domestically. Under the agreement, the earliest effective date of withdrawal for the US is November 2020, shortly before the end of President Trump's first term./.


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