Many of their responses focused on the same key words: “disappointment” and “regret.”
By: ARIA BENDIX
President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the first international treaty to combat climate change, has left many world leaders unhappy with the U.S. While the decision was all but confirmed Wednesday following insider reports from White House officials, foreign governments continued to hope the president would have a last-minute change of heart in response to mounting international pressure. When Trump revealed Thursday at the White House Rose Garden that the U.S. would be “getting out” of the Paris Agreement, leaders were quick to condemn the United States’s decision and reiterate their own commitment to the pact.