POST TIME: 3 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
US remains in Paris accord, for now
AFP, Washington

US remains in Paris accord, for now

After announcing his intention to leave the Paris climate accord back in 2017, Donald Trump is expected on Monday to send a letter that will trigger a yearlong countdown before the US can formally exit.

But although his administration has largely ignored the landmark agreement since taking power, American officials will continue to play a role in negotiating technical details—just in case they ever want to come back. “Because of the historical role the US has played, especially on issues like transparency, other governments will continue to hear them out and allow them to play something of a role,”