Trump:US Could Rejoin Paris Agreement

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Added On January 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has said the U.S. could re-join the Paris climate agreement, from which he announced the withdrawal last year.
 
Trump hinted at the possibility of the U.S. returning to the climate agreement at a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) DONALD TRUMP, US President
"We could conceivably go back in. I feel very strongly about the environment ... but we also want businesses that can compete."
 
But Trump insisted the Paris agreement was unfair to the U.S. because it imposed penalties and took away U.S. asset values.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) DONALD TRUMP, US President
"The Paris Accord really would have taken away our competitive edge, and we're not going to let that happen. I'm not going to let that happen." 
 
The Paris Agreement, signed by the international community in 2015, is aimed at combating climate change by limiting the global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius
 
Trump's decision last June to take the U.S. out of the landmark accord  sparked a wave of anger at home and abroad.