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The US Might Change Its Decision On Paris Climate Agreement, Says French President

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After having talks with the US President Donald Trump, the French President, Emmanuel Macron has assessed that the US President might reconsider his stance on Paris Climate Change agreement.

According to a French media outlet, Le Journal Du Dimanche, Macron has said that he is hoping the American President will reverse his decision of withdrawing from the Paris climate accord.

Reportedly The French President on Sunday said, “Donald Trump listened to me, he understood the meaning of my approach, including the link between global warming and terrorism. He told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months.”

He added, “We spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord. It is important to maintain the dialogue so that the US can eventually reintegrate the field of action against global warming and play the game of multilateralism.”

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During his first visit to Paris last week, Trump hinted at a possible change in his position over the Paris climate accord from which he pulled out weeks ago. Macron pleaded to continue talks with the Washington despite divergence over the climate issue.

Macron said, “Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord, let's see what happens. We will talk about that over the coming period of time and if it happens, that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't, that'll be okay too.”

The Paris Agreement is a global action plan within the United Nations framework that sets out a target of avoiding the dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. It was negotiated by 196 representatives and has been signed by 195 UNFCCC members of which 153 have ratified it.

The US, however, withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement claiming it is “disadvantages the US to the exclusive betterment of other countries".

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