When Did The United States Join The Paris Agreement

In April 2017, a group of 20 MPs from the Right-wing Alternative for Germany, the UK Independence Party and other parties sent a letter to Trump asking him to withdraw from the Paris agreement. [27] On May 25, 2017, 22 Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a two-page letter to Trump asking him to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. [29] This letter was written by Senator John Barrasso, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Jim Inhofe, known for his many years of climate change denial. [30] Most of the signatories to the letter were elected by states that depended on the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas); [29] The group of 22 senators had received more than $10 million in election contributions from fossil fuel companies over the past three election cycles. [30] Earlier this week, a group of 40 Democratic senators sent a letter to Trump asking him to keep America in the Paris agreement, writing that “a withdrawal from America would damage credibility and influence on the world stage.” [29] Trump`s exit from the Paris agreement will affect other countries by cutting financial assistance to the Green Climate Fund. [12] The end of US funding of $3 billion will have a final impact on climate change research and will reduce society`s chances of meeting the Paris Agreement goals and omit U.S. contributions to future IPCC reports. [13] [14] Trump`s decision will also affect CO2 emission space and carbon prices. [15] The withdrawal of the United States will also mean that the place where the global climate regime can be adopted will be accessible to China and the EU. [16] Many U.S. cities, states and companies have also vowed to drastically reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the coming years.

Twelve states and at least 165 U.S. cities plan to buy 100% of their electricity from renewable sources, according to climate monitoring group America`s Pledge.