American cities, states, companies, and citizens could still independently decide to make changes in line with the agreement. "Pruitt asked. ". The United States has a seat at the table. He said they "will bet on the green economy, because the green economy is the good economy, it is the economy of the future".
Americans believe climate change has already begun.
Quebec's Environment Minister David Heurtel agreed, saying the Paris Accord will not die simply because of one country pulling out.
In the new video, statements such as "The Paris Accord is a bad deal for America" are changed to "Leaving the Paris Accord is a bad deal for America - and the world".
Pruitt acknowledged that global warming is a real phenomenon and that human activity contributes to it in some manner.
At City Hall and on the streets, Pittsburgh residents expressed support for efforts to combat global warming and complained that the president, in singling out this city of 300,000, seemed to be thinking of a smoke-belching, soot-choked Pittsburgh that no longer even exists. As the New York Times reported Thursday, the USA has promised to supply up to $3 billion in aid for developing nations by 2020 to help them meet their emissions-cutting goals.
Although he wouldn't speak for President Trump, Pruitt did share his own opinions on climate change.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels, where the two sides were expected to adopt a joint statement stressing their commitment to the Paris deal.
The agreement was signed by 195 countries in 2015 to reduce the impact of climate change and keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius.
Many world leaders have condemned the withdrawal. Meanwhile, Macron co-opted Trump's signature campaign slogan during a late-night speech from Paris, when he signed off (and in English, no less!) with: "Make our planet great again".
The Paris Climate Accord is the first ever comprehensive worldwide climate agreement.