BBC: Trump announces US will withdraw from UN Paris Climate deal


By: - Climate DepotJune 1, 2017 3:52 PM

President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

He said moves to negotiate a new deal that would not disadvantage the US would begin.

Mr Trump said during last year’s presidential election campaign that he would take the step to help his country’s oil and coal industries.

Opponents say withdrawing from the accord is an abdication of US leadership on a key global challenge.