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Trump may reverse climate decision: Macron

16 July 2017 1:09 AM
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Trump may reverse climate decision: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron says he's hopeful that Donald Trump will reverse his decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, according to the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.

'(Trump) told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months,' Macron told the paper on Sunday, referring to meetings the two leaders had this week in Paris.

'We spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord,' he added.

Trump has said the Paris accord is soft on leading polluters like China and India, putting US industry at risk.

Trump on Friday appeared to hold the door open to a change of position on the 2015 Paris climate change agreement which he pulled the US out of earlier this year.

The accord, reached by nearly 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to two degrees or less by 2100, mainly through pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Trump has repeatedly said he would be open to a better deal for the US.

Source: skynews.com.au

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