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US formally withdrew from Paris Climate Accord

Published on November 06, 2019
Current context: The US has formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord on 4th November 2019.
US formally withdrew from Paris Climate Accord 
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the agreement imposed an unfair economic burden on the US.
  • As per the notification, a one-year process of exiting the global climate change accord will culminate the day after the 2020 US election.
  • The Paris accord is an agreement signed by 188 nations in 2015 and entered into force on 4th November 2016 to keep rising global temperatures below 2 Celsius above pre-industrial levels and limit them to 1.5 Celsius rise.
  • The US contributes about 15 % of the total global carbon emissions, the 2nd biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.


Q.1 Which country was recently in news for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord?
a. New Zealand
b. China
c. USA
d. India

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