Syria Signals It Will Sign Paris Climate Deal, Leaving US Alone

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In order to keep global temperatures less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the agreement calls on each country to craft a plan to fight climate change.

Canada's environment minister has apologised after a tweet from her account praised Syria for signing the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Paris agreement was struck in 2015 under former President Barack Obama and brought almost 200 countries on board to combat greenhouse gas emissions.

"I find it ironic that the government of Syria, OK, would say that it wants to be involved, and that it cares so much about climate and things like Carbon dioxide gas", she told reporters.

While the United States ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement past year, President Donald Trump announced in June that he wants to pull out unless the USA can get a better deal.

Nicaragua and Syria were the only developed nations in the world that declined to originally sign onto the agreement.

The treaty states that no countries can state that they will withdraw until November 2019, and that no countries can actually withdraw until Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the next presidential election.

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It's because Trump hasn't signed on to the Paris Accord, and won't.

On Oct. 23, Nicaragua announced it would join the Paris accord, despite its previous reservations.

A statement from the State Department this summer saying that the USA had submitted its withdrawal request said the delegations would be sent to "ensure all future policy options remain open to the administration".

With the United States being the sole country that refuses to support the framework, an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has relayed that President Donald Trump is not invited to the climate summit that is scheduled to be held on Paris next month with over a hundred countries expected to attend.

"The December 12 summit aims to bring together key players in the world of climate and finance".

In June, Trump said that the USA would pull out of the 2015 Paris accord unless he can secure a better deal.

The US government on Friday released a report, prepared by hundreds of scientists, on climate change and its primary cause: human activity.

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