“This is certainly a blow to the Paris agreement,” said Carlos Fuller of Belize, the negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States in the UN talks. The United States has officially left the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The future participation of the United States in the international pact will depend on the outcome of the presidential elections. “The ue-Green agreement and the commitments of China, Japan and South Korea on CO2 emissions neutrality indicate the inevitability of our collective transition from fossil fuels,” said Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement and now executive director of the European Climate Foundation. “The decision to leave the Paris agreement was wrong when it was announced, and it`s still wrong today,” said Helen Mountford of the World Resources Institute. On June 1, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would end all participation in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement and begin negotiations to reintroduce the agreement “on a level playing field for the United States, its businesses, its workers, their people, its taxpayers” or form a new agreement.  In withdrawing from the agreement, Trump said that “the Paris agreement will hurt the U.S. economy” and “permanently penalize the United States.”   Trump stated that the withdrawal would be consistent with his America First policy. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, on the other hand, has vowed to immediately reinstate the Paris agreement in the event of an election victory in the presidential elections. But U.S. participation in the Paris agreement is not yet over. The U.S.
could opt for a comeback, and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has promised to reinstate the deal “on the first day” if he wins the election. If it does, the United States could officially resume its role under the Paris agreement in mid-February. Almost every country in the world. Of the 195 countries that signed the Paris Agreement, 189 have formally adopted it. Nicaragua and Syria initially withdrew their support for the pact, but both eventually agreed to the agreement. A future president can decide at any time to re-enter the pact, but he needs to review the country`s plans and present new, more ambitious goals – which could be harder to achieve after years of delays, says Andrew Light, a climate expert at the World Resources Institute and architect of the agreement reached under President Obama. But even without the support of the Confederation, the United States has made progress toward decarbonization, and this forward movement is likely to continue with or without adherence to the agreement. But in June 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the agreement, arguing that his rules, which imposed national emission reduction targets, “penalize the United States for the exclusive benefit of other countries.” Under the terms of the agreement, countries had to wait three years after the pact came into force in November 2016 to make withdrawal plans, and then one year after their official notification.