How accurate was Trump's Paris climate agreement speech?

After Trump announced that the U.S. would begin its exit, he called the agreement "a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries". A group of state governors, too, including leaders of NY and California, have formed a coalition to continue the work against climate change despite the federal position on it.

During Trump's speech Thursday, he claimed that US contributions to the Green Climate Fund - a pool of money the United Nations uses to help countries implement clean energy tech - and other environmental initiatives have placed a "draconian" burden on the United States.

"The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States and its businesses, workers and taxpayers", Trump said during a press conference in the White House rose garden on 1 June. Without U.S. leadership, achieving the voluntary targets agreed to by the 195 countries that signed the accord will be far more hard.

In a joint declaration, the heads of state of France, Germany and Italy said they had taken note of the American decision with regret, and reaffirmed their commitment "to implement the Paris agreement, including its climate financing objectives".

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During his announcement, Trump said that the decision was taken as the agreement is "draconian" and "economically burdens" the US.

Under Trump's budget, the United Nations stands to lose $2 billion in funding toward climate-change action programs by leaving the Paris Agreement.

"It was a transfer of wealth from the most powerful economy in the world to other countries around the planet", Pence said on television.

"Both China and India look set to overachieve their Paris Agreement climate pledges", says the Climate Action Tracker report; so much so that the two nations' emissions reductions could "significantly outweigh" any negative effects on emissions resulting from Trump's proposed rollbacks in the U.S. And major companies have said they will carry on cutting emissions regardless of what the current White House incumbent thinks.

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Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella added his own thoughts in a tweet, saying: "We believe climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action".

The Obama administration previously pledged in 2015 the US commitment to the agreement, planning to cut its greenhouse gas emission 26 to 28 percent by 2025. By contrast, the analysis finds, China and India's efforts to shift from coal to renewable energy are gaining momentum, and could reduce projected emissions by 2-3 gigatonnes of Carbon dioxide by 2030.

Trump announced his decision to leave the accord Thursday. That's upsetting to climate scientists, but it's happening whether or not the US stays in the accord. Exxon Mobil lobbied to stay in it, as did Shell, and Walmart. "The Paris Agreement has already set in motion a process that can no longer be stopped: national climate policy and the global energy transition are advancing".

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