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Pablo Tucker
January 14, 2018

U.S. president Donald Trump said that his country could "conceivably" remain party to the Paris climate agreement, after meeting Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday (10 January).

Yesterday, US Donald Trump hosted Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House for talks about the economy, trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the fight against IS.

Last summer, Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the agreement, although legally speaking the United States can not leave the treaty until 2020. Working with India a good thing: Trump Working with countries like India, Russia and China is a "very good thing", US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, defending his efforts to improve ties with Moscow.

"It put great penalties on us", he said about the agreement. It made it very hard for us to deal in terms of business. "But I had a problem with the agreement that they signed".

Trump justified his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate accord, saying there was a "tremendous" penalty for using the country's rich in gas and coal and oil and that hurt American businesses. "It took away a lot of our asset values", President Trump said.

A full U.S. pullout could jeopardise global efforts to limit average warming to under 2Celsius over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

The formal process for exiting the Paris Agreement takes several years, and the United States therefore remains a party to the deal, which sets a goal of limiting average global temperature increases to "well below" 2C since before the end of the century.

The Paris agreement was created within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and has been ratified by 170 countries out of the 197 parties to the convention.

In June, Trump announced his decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, making the country the only one that has pulled out of the accord. It made it very hard for us to deal in terms of business. "According to some estimates, we would have had to close businesses in order to qualify by 2025". "And if we can't, that's fine", President Trump said in June 2017. "We are very strong on the environment". "The Paris accord really would have taken away our competitive edge".

"I'm not going to let that happen", he added.

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