Issue Brief on “China Set to Lead Fight Against Climate Change”


President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has received strong criticism both at home and abroad. The move which has made United States the third country along with Nicaragua and Syria, to reject the Paris Agreement has been labeled as a disgrace by United States Senator, Bernie Sanders.[1]

Former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, who signed the Paris Agreement, was also not pleased with President Trump’s announcement. According to Kerry, it “may be the most self-defeating action in American history.[2] German Chancellor Angela Merkel came up with a more resolute response, “We in Germany, Europe and the world will combine our forces more resolutely than ever to address and successfully tackle challenges for humanity such as climate change.”[3]

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