India’s environment organisations blast Trump’s Paris deal decision

“Trump has sounded the death knell for the [Paris] Agreement.”

Environmental organisations in India have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Paris Climate accord.

“With the U.S. president’s latest assault on the global fight against climate change, meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement will become an uphill task. Trump has sounded the death knell for the Agreement,” Sunita Narain, director general of the New Delhi-based non-governmental organisation, Centre for Science and Environment, said in a statement.

The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in the global average temperature, and keep it well below 2°C. The Agreement, considered a landmark move forward, was adopted on December 12, 2015 by 195 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol. The Agreement was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

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