Ari Shapiro, New York, Donald Trump discussed on All Things Considered

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This is all things considered i'm also chang and i'm ari shapiro at the un general assembly in new york this morning president trump's top economic advisor met with international leaders to discuss climate change gary cohn reportedly told people at the meeting that the us still plans to withdraw from the largest global climate agreement in history he holocau bureaux the climate program director at the world resources institute and joins us now from un headquarters in new york welcome thank you for having me there were some reports over the weekend that the us might stay in the paris climate agreement based on what took place this morning it sounds like that is not the case what can you tell us mark i can tell you what i think it's clear from since november were getting very mixed signals from this administration on climate change and honor many other issue on it also very well known that there are a diversity of you even within the administration so i really think that this sort of part port the courts it's not anything to beat the price about there's mixed signals suggested there is an opening for the us to stay in the steel well go away i read it is the fact that there uh the fbi's ongoing conversation the fact that they are engaging and i think that's a positive fine i think that we're trying to read too much in terms of trying to find an optin certainty and i actually and i think that this is a uh you know search a that would like to share with you i think we have to stop trying to find the definitive answer of exactly how this will play out because the more we crowds or a definitive answer the more we force the administration to come out with opposition strongly reaffirming what they said at the beginning when president trump announced back in june that he plans to withdraw from the paris agreement he said the us would try to negotiate better terms as best you can tell has the trump administration started any effort to renegotiate as best i can tell no world leaders have been very clear launcher today and over the weekend but it that she felt and she twenty meeting prepared is now open for renegotiation this is a treaty that took are in agreement.

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