WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is now the only country in the world that remains opposed to the Paris Climate Agreement as a Syrian delegate has announced during a plenary session of the current climate talks in Bonn that Syria is ready to send its ratification of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations.
The other previous holdout to the deal, Nicaragua, announced its ratification of the climate agreement last month.
US Withdrawal From Paris Deal
In June, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, with the formal notification filed with the United Nations in August. However, according to Article 28 of the agreement, the earliest actual withdrawal date for the United States is November 4, 2020.
Trump's decision has prompted harsh criticism at home and abroad, with a number of Paris deal participants, including France, calling on Washington to reconsider its withdrawal.
Environmental analysts told Sputnik earlier that the US business community and local authorities intentded to invest in renewable energy amid the government's apparently mixed signals regarding participation in the Paris agreement on climate change.