Paris Agreement to Push Through With or Without Trump
More than 190 countries have joined once again to show that the historical Paris Agreement on Climate Change will continue to push through despite potential roadblocks to be imposed by president-elect Donald Trump.
According to the report from BBC, the gathering of delegates from 197 nations in Morocco only shows the strength of global consensus on the issue of climate change. During the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry reassures other nations joining the Paris Agreement that global climate change deal will carry on and stay strong even with Trump on the Oval Office.
"No one should doubt the overwhelming majority of the citizens of the United States who know climate change is happening and who are determined to keep our commitments that were made in Paris," said Kerry, in a report from Los Angeles Times. "Like many of you, I've seen this transformation take hold in my own country."
News about Donald Trump promising to renegotiate the role of the U.S. in the Paris Agreement and cancelling billions of payments to the United Nation's Green Climate Fund, have sent shivers and nervousness to the other delegates.
However, UN's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assured that actions against climate change will continue and commented that the "what was once unthinkable has become unstoppable" when asked about the Paris Agreement.
Ban hopes that Trump, who is a known denier of man-made climate change and even branded China as creator of global warming, will change his views regarding in the matter.
"I am sure he will make a quick, wise decision," said Ban, in a report from Aljazeera. "I hope he will really hear and understand the severity and urgency of addressing climate change. As president of the United States, I hope he understands this, listens, and evaluates his campaign remarks."
Nevertheless, other nations are still determined to make the 2050 goal of Paris Agreement to be realized. However, without the support of the leader of the second largest emitter in the world, the goal might be very difficult to obtain.