Syria plans to join Paris climate change agreement, isolating US

Trevor Jackson
November 9, 2017

We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. Nicaragua's left-wing government, which originally denounced the plan as too weak, signed up last month.

The Independent reported that Syria signed the accord.

"Nations that are entering the phase of post-war recovery - as my nation has seen a war that was oppressive upon it - should be given the priority in reconstruction and reorganizing the environment and climate", he said. "The U.S.'s stark isolation should give Trump reason to reconsider his ill-advised announcement and join the rest of the world in tackling climate change".

That's right. According to the Canadian government, nerve gas is hot, and greenhouse gas is not.

Environmental organizations around the world praised Syria's decision.

"They were the last party to the UN Convention to sign the Paris Agreement", he said, referring to 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the bedrock treaty for UN climate talks.

The Bonn talks center on creating global guidelines for implementing the Paris agreement, and includes two different American delegations, one from the administration and one from the "We Are Still In" coalition founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Gov.

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

The only other previous holdout, Nicaragua, announced in September that it would join the pact.

US 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 US coal and oil industries.

"I confirm that the Syrian Arab Republic supports the implementation of Paris climate change accord, in order to achieve the desired global goals and to reflect the principles of justice and shared responsibility, but in accordance with the capabilities of each of the signatories,"said Syria's Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment, M. Wadah Katmawi, according to CNN".

The summit, spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, will host more than 100 world leaders in France on December 12, according to The Associated Press.

"Many of these events bear the tell-tale sign of climate change caused by increased greenhouse gas concentrations from human activities", he said.

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