What to know about the Paris Agreement, possible U.S. withdrawal

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office

China asked that the annual summit, normally held in mid-July, be brought forward to press home President Xi Jinping's defense of open trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, in response to Trump's protectionist stance.

The Kremlin says Russian Federation is committed to the Paris climate change accords. The United States would join Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the landmark 195-nation accord agreed upon in Paris in 2015.

If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, it likely won't be a quick, overnight process.

"The Paris agreement was created to be flexible so that parties could respond to changing domestic circumstances", Andrew Light, a distinguished senior fellow at the World Resources Institute told ABC News.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump was working out the terms of the planned withdrawal with US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, an oil industry ally and climate change doubter.

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"In the face of backwards and risky decisions by the Trump administration, Los Angeles must lead the way toward a brighter, cleaner and more sustainable future", Bonin said. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who traveled to Paris in 2015 to participate in the negotiations, said in a statement that the city would "intensify" its efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

But other top Trump advisers, including daughter Ivanka and Gary Cohn, the head of the president's National Economic Council, are said to favour staying in the treaty. To remain in the deal, the US must cut its emissions by 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

The Paris Agreement was in part brokered by Obama and was seen as a major breakthrough after the previous accord, the Kyoto protocol, failed to include the USA and China, the world's two biggest polluters.

Mr. Trump also tweeted Wednesday morning that he will have a formal announcement on the decision "over the next few days".

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As China emerges as Europe's unlikely global partner on areas from free trade to security, Premier Li Keqiang will meet top European Union officials at a summit in Brussels that will also discuss North Korea's missile tests.

Under Mr Obama, Washington had pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2025. "Part of what keeps us going is that America's word is good, and that you stand with your prior administration whether it was of your party or not", she said.

"You know that President (Vladimir) Putin signed this convention, Russian Federation pays a lot of attention (to that)", Peskov said.

Earlier on Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.

President Barack Obama's administration backed the deal, which was adopted in late 2015 and signed by the US and 195 other countries past year.

Angela Merkel says Europeans can't rely on the United States anymore
I've experienced that in the last few days. "Precisely because they are so important, it's right to name differences honestly". Trump also lectured his counterparts Thursday on their failure to meet North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending guidelines.

Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists advocacy group, said "I don't think any other countries will follow the US out of Paris, so if he does leave, Trump will be in splendid isolation with the leaders of Syria and Nicaragua".

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