- REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his disappointment with President Donald Trump following his announcement to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change on Thursday.
In the statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, Trudeau also conveyed Canada’s “continued commitment to working internationally to address climate change.”
Trudeau echoed his statement in a tweet following Trump’s announcement: “We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.”
Trump’s move to withdraw from the global climate pact fulfills a campaign promise that his base supported, but the move was almost universally rejected by world leaders. 195 nations originally signed the agreement to set their goal of keeping the planet from warming.
“I don’t want anything to get in our way,” Trump said of his bid to pull the US out of the deal. “The US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.”
World leaders will meet again in July at the G20 Leaders Summit in Hamburg, Germany.