"In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord", Trump said in a sunny outdoor ceremony at the White House Rose Garden.
Bloomberg's charitable organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced Thursday that it would finance the U.S.' share of the administrative costs of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the mechanism required to keep the almost 200-member nation deal upright.
He said the deal offers the best global platform to address the causes of climate change and mitigate its effects.
"America has unilaterally ceded global leadership on this issue, which for years even Republican presidents ... pushed in this direction".
In an interview on "Meet The Press", Kerry compared Trump's pledge to "see if we can make a deal that's fair", to OJ Simpson's famous 1995 pledge to find the person who killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.More news: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker
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Among other things, the French video says that the $3bn (£2.3bn) that former US Presdent Barack Obama pledged to the Green Climate Fund is "less per capita than many other countries including Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden".
Officials said Rwanda's Green Fund, a ground-breaking environment and climate change investment fund and the largest of its kind in Africa, is a key part of delivering on the accord. "I think the whole question is an effort to get it off the point, and the issue of whether Paris is good for this country or not", Pruitt responded. What matters is what steps you take to address Carbon dioxide reductions. Will they look to China which is stepping up very strongly as a climate leader? "The Paris agreement is here to stay and the 29 articles of the Paris agreement are not to be renegotiated", he said Friday.
"Everyone knows he isn't going to do that, because he doesn't believe in it", Kerry continued.
"Our discussion has been about the efficacy of the agreement", Pruitt said. "He said he could put jobs and the environment first, by the way".
The former vice-president and environmental campaigner Al Gore appeared across the political talk shows on Sunday. "President Trump isolated the United States with his reckless and indefensible decision", the former vice president added. "It threatens the ability of humanity to solve the climate crisis in time".