U.S. To Be Only Non-Member Of Paris Climate Agreement
By Hector Gonzales
November 8, 2017
Syria is set to join the Paris Climate Accord, leaving the United States as the only nation to stand in opposition to the landmark deal. When the accord was signed in 2015, Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations to hold out. Nicaragua signed on in October, and this week Syrian officials announced at a climate conference in Germany their intention to send ratification papers to the U.N. The United States signed on in 2015, but in June, President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw from the deal, effective in 2020, with intentions of negotiating a new deal that is more favorable to American businesses.
The Paris Climate Accord is designed to bring the world's nations together to address threats from climate change.