Against the backdrop of US President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to return his country to the Paris climate agreement, the current President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the agreement, believing that it offers advantages to Russia and China.
“We were going to pay trillions and trillions of dollars. Russia has a great advantage for us, because its reference is the old days when the air was very polluted, and this was their standard. China will not start (its participation in the agreement) before 2030,” Trump said on Saturday, addressing a gathering of his supporters in Georgia. We start working with it right away, and (imagine how much) the money it costs us. ”
Earlier, Biden nominated former US Secretary of State John Kerry for the position of climate envoy in his next administration. It was Kerry who signed the historic Paris climate agreement on behalf of the United States in 2015, and he is expected to oversee Washington’s return to this international agreement, from which the United States formally withdrew one day after the 2020 presidential elections.
And last month, Trump again defended his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, saying the deal was “aimed at killing the American economy.”