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.

Question: 

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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