Donald Trumps Paris Accord withdrawal announcement on Tuesday this week was received with sounds of applause in America.
Trump called the Paris Climate Accord that was agreed up during the COP 21 in 2015, ‘Horrible, costly, one-sided Paris Climate Accord’.
Experts are arguing that these withdrawal will see the falling out of the Paris Climate Accord agreed upon during COP 21 in 2015.
However, the Acting Director at the Pacific Center for Environment and Sustainable Development Dr.Morgan Wairiu says if all countries join together and ratify the Paris Climate Accord, the USA will realize they are alone.
He added that the issue of climate change do not always have to be approached from a ‘victims” perspective but Pacific people can also utilize a strength-based approach.
The Paris Climate Agreement was also built upon by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change which is a United Nations body tasked with assessing the climate science and informing the negotiations around the climate issue.
A 2016 report by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group found that the Paris goals would open up an estimated $23 trillion in investment opportunities in developing markets through 2030.