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USA could stay in the UN climate agreement if Trump is voted out in 2020

Al Gore: Voting Trump out in 2020 could save Paris Climate Agreement
‘A new president could simply give 30 days notice and the United States is back in the agreement,’ says former US Vice President ,Independent, 
Maya Oppenheim  @mayaoppenheim Al Gore has suggested America could stay in the Paris Climate Agreement if a new president gets into the White House in 2020.

President Donald Trump announced he would be withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement in June, making the US as the only country in the world not to get behind the framework deal to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

The agreement states that signatories cannot withdraw until 4 November 2019 but the actual departure would not become official until the following year.

“If there is a new president … a new president could simply give 30 days notice, and the United States is back in the agreement,” the former US Vice President told an audience at COP23, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Mr Gore added: “The first date upon which the United States could actually leave the Paris Agreement happens to be the first day after the next presidential election in 2020 so that’s good news”……..

Syria, the last nation outside the pact, became a signatory of the Paris climate agreement last week http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/al-gore-donald-trump-vote-out-save-paris-climate-agreement-2020-a8050791.html

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November 13, 2017 - Posted by | climate change, USA

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