United States could conceivably return to Paris climate accord


President Donald Trump says the economic ties between the United States and Norway are "robust and growing" and he's pointing to their work in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance to counter security threats.

Donald Trump also seems to believe that the United States is "very strong on the environment" and that the country's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is out to protect the environment.

In June, Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change and chose to renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous Obama administration.

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"It treated the United States very unfairly and frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed", he added. "Tremendous", he said. "I wish we'd do some of that, but hydro power is fantastic, and it's a great asset that you have". "But I had a problem with the agreement that they signed".

When announcing the exit, Trump kept the door open to rejoining the pact "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

Trump claimed that the Paris agreement was very unfair to the United States because it imposed penalties and took away many U.S. asset values. And the Paris accord really would have taken away our competitive edge.

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The Paris agreement was created within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and has been ratified by 170 countries out of the 197 parties to the convention. "According to some estimates, we would have had to close businesses in order to qualify by 2025". "So we could conceivably go back in". Whereas as an example China, by 2030, they dont kick in until 2030.

He also said during the presidential election campaign that he wanted to help USA oil and coal industries.It was not clear from his comments on Wednesday whether he has embarked on any attempt to renegotiate America's terms.

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.

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