French President Emmanuel Macron told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that France will only make trade deals with countries who are part of the Paris climate pact.
“We will no longer sign commercial agreements with powers that do not respect the Paris accord,” he told the assembly.
Although Macron did not mention the United States, the U.S. is the only country that is not part of the agreement after President Trump withdrew in June 2017.
Trump has called the Paris deal “very unfair at the highest level to the United States.”
A new study released last week found that the U.S. will fall short by about one-third on its greenhouse gas emissions targets stipulated in the Paris Climate Accord.
The report titled “Fulfilling America’s Pledge” projects that by 2025, the U.S. will cut greenhouse gas emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels.
That is significantly short of the original pledge of a 26-28 percent cut in carbon emission levels that former President Obama committed to under the Paris agreement.