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France Steps In To Cover US Share Of Funding For UN Climate Panel After Trump Cut Payments

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France Steps In To Cover US Share Of Funding For UN Climate Panel After Trump Cut Payments




French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday that France will cover the amount the United States contributed to United Nations climate science research following President Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate accord.

“They will not miss a single euro,” Macron said, according to Reuters, referring to the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an organization the U.S. would help fund for 2 million euros a year.

In June, Trump announced that he would be withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, calling it “unfair.”



“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States,” Trump said.

The Hill added:

The Trump administration filed a formal notice with the U.N. in August that it would be leaving the agreement “as soon as it is eligible to do so.” The earliest the U.S. can leave is Nov. 4, 2020.

Trump’s decision was met with widespread criticism.

Every single member state on planet Earth, including war-torn Syria, has adopted the Paris climate accord.




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