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Trump Notifies UN of Paris Exit While Keeping Option to Return

  • ’More favorable’ terms sought for landmark climate deal
  • U.S. says it will continue participation in climate talks
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What the U.S. Departure Means for the Paris Agreement

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The Trump administration began the formal process to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but says it’s willing to "re-engage" if terms more favorable to the U.S. are met. 

The State Department said it notified the United Nations that the U.S. will pull out of the global agreement as soon as it can under the terms of the 2015 accord, but President Donald Trump would agree to remain in the deal was reconfigured to be better for U.S. interests.