Sunday, 4 June 2017

Trump's call to scrap Paris Climate Change agreement will affect PNG

PNG will have much at stake in its relationship with the US, following President Donald Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Opposition Leader Don Polye says.

Mr Polye said PNG should respect the decision by the President as he was only living up to his election promise to make 'America Great.'

"But his decision will affect us as a beneficiary of $7.5 million from the US Agency for International Development under the Paris Climate Agreement.

"Our alternative government's position on this is we would like to work with Trump's administration on how best we can make up for this fund which will be affected as a result.

Polye stated US was the second-largest emitter of Greenhouse Gas, after China.
PNG became a member of the agreement in 2015.

He said one of the four main pillars of the agreement was that the rich member countries should fund fellow poor countries to help boost environment resilience.

Polye said PNG's membership should not be swayed by this announcement, adding it must be committed to the agreement.

PNG Opposition Leader Hon. Don Polye..............Trump's call on Climate Change will affect PNG.

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