WH denies reports that Trump is softening stance on Paris climate deal

WH denies reports that Trump is softening stance on Paris climate deal

WH denies reports that Trump is softening stance on Paris climate deal

The climate agreement was formed in a global effort to cut back on climate change emissions.

The Trump administration will not pull out of the Paris climate deal as previously announced, but will review its terms, the European Union's top official told The Wall Street Journal Saturday.

However, the White House issued a statement saying there had been "no change" to Trump's stance.

The Paris accord, reached by almost 200 countries, was meant to limit global warming to 2 degrees or less, mainly through pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other fossil-fuel emissions.

White House aides said the administration would withdraw from the Paris accord using the process laid out in the agreement.

Trump said at the time he was open to re-entering the agreement "or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

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"There has been no change in the United States' position on the Paris agreement..."

Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna said the participation of a USA delegation in Montreal was a positive sign.

"It's truly said to see all the fairweather friends turning on Trump", Baked Alaska said on Twitter.

Washington has said it would participate in United Nations climate change meetings during the withdrawal process, which is expected to take at least three years.

"We continue to make the case that, like the United States, we want to create jobs, we want to create economic growth and there's a $30-trillion opportunity when it comes to clean growth and climate action", she said.

The conference, which is being hosted by Canada, China and the European Union, brings together 30 nations in order to talk about the next steps of implementing the 2015 agreement.

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