The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said, it regrets the announcement by the President of the United States, Donald Trump on Thursday that his government will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
A statement issued by the UNFCCC and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the Secretariat also noted the announced intention to re-negotiate the modalities for the US participation in the agreement.
The statement noted that in that regard, the Secretariat was ready to engage in dialogue with the United States government regarding the implications of this announcement.
According to the statement, the Paris agreement remained a historic treaty signed by 194 and ratified by 147 counties.
“Therefore it cannot be renegotiated based on the request of a single Party.”
The statement said the Paris agreement is aimed at reducing risk to economies and lives everywhere, while building the foundation for a more prosperous, secure and sustainable world.
“It enjoys profound credibility, as it was forged by all nations and is supported by a growing wave of business, investors, cities, states, regions and citizens.”
“We are committed to continuing to work with all governments and partners in their efforts to fast forward climate action at global and national levels.’ The statement added.