Syria plans to join Paris climate agreement, isolating US

Craig Rucker Lord Christopher Monckton and Marc Morano

The U.S. has become the only nation in the world to not participate in the Paris Climate Accord, an worldwide agreement to voluntarily lower carbon emissions in an effort to curb rising global temperatures.

At a United Nations conference on climate change, Syria said Tuesday that it will sign the agreement, according to news reports.

Despite signing up to the Paris climate accord Syria has not been invited to a summit on the pact in the French capital in December, the French foreign ministry said today.

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

Nicaragua had been the only other country outside the 195-nation agreement - which it criticised as being "too weak" - until it too signed up last month.

President Donald Trump, who has expressed doubts that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the prime cause of global warming, announced in June that he meant to pull out and instead promote United States coal and oil industries.

Syria has not yet submitted targets for cutting greenhouse gases.

Delhi government shuts schools as state turns into gas chamber
Kejriwal has also sought an appointment with Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to discuss the alarming situation, he said. The shutdown doesn't apply to schools in Gurgaon and Noida since they fall under different state governments .

Catherine McKenna says the now-deleted tweet was "clearly a mistake" and condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the war-torn country.

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

Syria was the last United Nations member state not to have signed the accord after Nicaragua did so last month.

The Trump administration will not be able to formally extricate the USA from the climate agreement until 2020.

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

Trump said in June he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, a process that will take effect in 2020, and instead promote coal and oil.

On Nov. 3, the Trump administration released its National Climate Assessment, a federal report that has been mandatory since 1990. "For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of observational evidence".

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