Published: Sat, June 03, 2017
World News | By Penny Hart

Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal


Russian officials have said they need more time to assess its potential impact on their economy and have spoken of drafting a strategy for low-carbon development, fuelling fears among green campaigners that Moscow may not ratify the agreement.

"I'm used to reading fairy tales to my grandchildren", Leahy said.

The Paris climate agreement, reached in December 2015, is an worldwide agreement that seeks to keep the global average temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and below 1.5 degrees Celsius if possible. It should come into force in 2021. "We still have time".

Highlighting the works his government has done, PM said: "We took decision to curb the obstacles of laws after coming to power".

Trump's move drives another wedge between the United States and its traditional European allies, while aligning its stance closer to Russian Federation in boosting fossil fuels while deferring action to curb climate change. "We haven't done this because we want to wait until when the rules of allocation of resources, and other technical - but important - issues, are ironed out".

Only Syria and Nicaragua are non-participants in the 195-nation accord agreed in Paris in 2015. Russian Federation is one of its 195 signatories, but has yet to ratify the document.

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He proceeded to characterise the scandal about Mr Trump's alleged links to Russian Federation and possible Kremlin interference in the United States election as racist.

During a question-answer session after addressing the SPIEF, Modi said, "terrorists don't manufacture weapons, but some countries supply guns to them; terrorists don't print currency, but some countries facilitate their financing through money laundering; terrorists don't own telecommunications system and social media networks, but some countries help them with that".

Instead of apologizing, Putin said, Democrats "say it's not our fault, it was the Russians".

Putin said, "I wouldn't start to condemn President Trump" over the decision, adding that perhaps Trump thought agreements by former President Barack Obama "hadn't been totally thought through".

Trump, a climate change skeptic, called the deal "unfair" to the United States, which is second only to China as the world's greatest greenhouse gas emitter. Russia's voluntary reduction goals under the deal are among the weakest submitted by any country, potentially allowing it to spew more planet-warming emissions in future years, not less.

"Your girl that is 3-years-old can perpetrate such an attack", Putin told Kelly (via a translator). "Russian Federation attaches great significance to it", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Thursday.

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