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France: Trump not invited to climate change summit ‘for the time being’

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President Trump is reportedly not invited to the climate change summit that will be held later this year in France.

An official in French President Emmanuel Macron’s Cabinet said Trump is “for the time being” not invited to the event in Paris, Reuters reported.

“The United States have a bit of a special status for that summit,” the official said, according to Reuters.

{mosads}The summit — scheduled for Dec. 12 — will include more than 100 countries and nongovernmental organizations.

The report comes after Trump announced in June he would be withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement, a pact he denounced as “unfair.”

“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” Trump said at the time.

The Trump administration filed a formal notice with the United Nations in August that it would be leaving the agreement “as soon as it is eligible to do so.” The earliest the U.S. can leave is Nov. 4, 2020.

Trump’s decision was met with widespread criticism. After his announcement, a dozen states and hundreds of cities announced they would uphold the tenants of the climate accord.

The French official said everyone at the December summit would be committed to carrying out the agreement.


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