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When the Paris climate agreement was signed back in 2015, the only two countries that were left out were Nicaragua and Syria. Nicaragua signed to join it in October. Syria has agreed to also join, and it is now preparing to sign. This is good news for the world, as its countries are finally tackling the climate change problem and uniting against it. However, it is bad news for the United States, who is now the sole country that has decided to withdraw from it. If president Donald Trump will keep this idea, the country will leave the agreement in 2020.
Still, it seems like the countries that are part of the deal are behaving like the United States is already out for good. According to French officials, Donald Trump will not take part in December’s summit which will take place in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron explained that over 100 nations have been invited to this event in an effort to unite them and building coalition that will further the accord.
Syria in, the United States out
During the climate talks that took place in Bonn, Germany, Syrian Deputy Environment Minister Wadah Katmawi said that his country is now ready to join the Paris agreement. He also said that Syria is going to sign the deal as soon as possible and that it will need some foreign help to meet its future commitments.
Nick Nuttall, a United nations spokesman also confirmed the news. He explained that Syria is going to send its ratification documents at the United Nations headquarters which are in New York. Also, seeing how Syria is confronting with civil war, it’s currently impossible for them to sign the agreement and will have to wait for the fighting to stop.
As for the United States, White House spokeswoman Kelly Love recently said that the country’s position remains unchanged.
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