A second White House official, who was not authorized to discuss private conversations and also insisted on anonymity, said President Trump had not made a final decision on how to proceed.
The details on how Trump will withdraw the United States from the accord are not yet clear but Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is working with a small team to determine whether to initiate a formal withdrawal, which could take three years, or to exit from the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, Axios first reported, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the decision.
Mr Trump's position on the Paris accord was a focal point of last week's G7 summit in Sicily, at which leaders of the world's six other leading economies pressed him to renew the U.S. commitment to the deal.
What is not yet clear is whether President Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty on which the accord was based.
"But even if the government decides to leave the Paris agreement, it's very important for USA society as a whole - the cities, the states, the companies, the businesses - to remain engaged", he said.
Polluting industries such as oil and coal are highly automated and are unlikely to embark on a major hiring spree even if the United States dropped out of the Paris agreement, experts say.
China overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007.
When asked on Tuesday whether Mr Trump believes human activity is contributing to climate change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporter: "Honestly, I haven't asked him that".
In response to a question referencing Trump, Li responded: "Fighting climate change is a global consensus, not invented by China".Читайте также: Nadal Cruises into Third Round, 74-2 at Roland Garros
Trump is expected to withdraw the U.S. from the climate agreement on Thursday.
Word of a possible US pullout from the agreement prompted derisive howls in the European Parliament on May 31.
"The U.S.is already leading the world in energy production and doesn't need a bad deal that will harm American workers", it reads.
Climate change was widely seen as one of the few bright spots of cooperation between Beijing and the previous Obama administration in Washington.
Trump had refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide.
He has also had backlash against his business form anti-Trump customers because of his involvement with the White House.
Trump's 2018 budget proposal unveiled last week also proposed eliminating all USA spending on the United Nations' global warming programs.
Paris Agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with climate change impact, and at "making finance flows consistent with a low GHG (Green House Gas) emissions and climate-resilient pathway". The organization's main Twitter page quoted Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying, "Climate change is undeniable".
With China reaffirming its commitment to stay in the Paris agreement on Wednesday, many people inside and outside the USA predict that an American exit from a pact that affirms investments in clean energy would essentially give up global influence to other major powers like China and Russian Federation.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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