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Trump Administration Officially Withdraws U.S. from Paris Climate Accord

HeadlineNov 05, 2020

The United States officially withdrew from the landmark Paris climate accord on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from governments and environmentalists around the world. This is Japan’s top government spokesperson.

Katsunobu Kato: “The climate change issue is a global challenge and isn’t something affecting just a single country. It should be addressed by the entire international community. … From that point of view, it’s extremely regrettable that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement now.”

Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the landmark 2015 agreement on his first day in office. On Wednesday Biden tweeted, “Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it.”

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