US President Donald Trump announced on June 1 the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris agreement. A decision that has given rise to criticism from several heads of state who consider that this decision could only be harmful to the planet.
Present at the Economic Forum of St. Petersburg on June 2, the question was put to the Russian president on the exit of the United States from the Paris agreement on climate. In response, he used the famous song by Bobby McFerrin.
“These [Paris] agreements have not yet entered into force. They will come into force in 2021. So we have time. If we all cooperate constructively, we can agree on something. Do not worry, be happy, “replied Vladimir Putin, commenting on the future of the Paris climate agreements at the plenary session of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.
The Russian president even joked about this decision of Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris agreements. “We need to be grateful to President Trump. Today it has snowed in Moscow, and here it is raining and very cold.
It could be blamed on him and [American] imperialism. But we will not, “he said.
The 45th President of the United States justified his decision by mentioning the harmful effects that these agreements could have on the American economy. “The withdrawal of the Paris agreements is in the economic interest of the United States and will have no impact on the climate,” he said, adding that he was ready to negotiate a new agreement, ” More equitable “for his country.