“The AIA regrets the government`s short-sighted decision,” said AIA 2019 President William Bates, FAIA. “The economic impact on the United States as participants in the Paris Agreement is a fraction of the toll we will pay if we do not make climate protection a top priority as a nation. The stakes could not be higher – a reversal of this decision is essential. In June 2017, Mr. Trump held a press conference in the White House Rose Garden promising to withdraw from the agreement and said he was unfair to the United States, which would leave the agreement and then begin negotiations on readmission or a new agreement “on a level playing field for the United States.” Over the past three years, U.S. negotiators have participated in UN climate talks, while the government has attempted to use these events to promote fossil fuels. If Donald Trump is re-elected and the United States does not participate in the Paris agreement, other nations could probably adopt less aggressive measures to combat climate change. The United States is the largest historical contribution to climate change, although it has only 4% of the world`s population. “The president`s failure to lead and inaction is further proof that he has no interest in addressing the devastating effects we already have on the environment, the economy and the health of our communities. This decision also reflects the government`s continued withdrawal from international cooperation, which directly contradicts the overall approach needed to reduce emissions. The United States should re-join the agreement and commit to further boosting the energy transition needed to combat climate change. I will continue to fight for a policy that allows future generations to lead prosperous and healthy lives. In September, the AIA expanded its efforts to combat climate change and issued a statement with the Where We: Climate Action project, out of which it outlined its first path forward. For more information on AIA`s programs and initiatives, please visit the AIA website.
But even if the United States decided to re-enter the agreement, it would have implications for outsourcing and the implementation of a few months. Trump could not leave the agreement immediately – he can only do so after the November election, in a strange time. His view on the Paris agreement was that it was unfair to the United States, so countries like India and China were free to use fossil fuels while the United States had to reduce its carbon. After decades of negotiations, the world`s 197 nations have agreed to voluntarily reduce pollution to the lowering of heat caused by the climate crisis. Only a handful have not ratified the agreement. He wants the electricity grid to be decarbonized by 2035. He said he would invest $2 billion in clean energy infrastructure and other climate measures to spend as much as possible in his first four years in office. The alleged Democratic candidate would decarbonize buildings, invest in high-speed trains and try to make the United States the largest electric vehicle manufacturer. The Trump administration launched the withdrawal with a letter to the United Nations, and in time, the United States will withdraw the day after the election and join Iran and Turkey as the only major countries that do not participate in the agreement. “This will be the second time that the United States has been the main force behind the negotiations for a new climate agreement – with the Kyoto Protocol, we have never ratified it, in the case of the Paris Agreement, we have left it.” The world will be watching the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, but 24 hours later, there will be another extremely serious news event when the United States formally leaves the Paris climate agreement. It met in Paris in 2015 as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The U.S. negotiating team – including then Secretary of State John Kerry –