By Sophie Hares
The United Nations remains hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump will change his mind on withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, and will stay in the 2015 global deal, the U.N. climate chief said.
Trump announced last year his decision to pull his country out of the Paris accord, arguing that sticking with it would cost the United States trillions of dollars in lost jobs and damage to its industries – but he left the door open to renegotiating the pact.
“We still maintain hope that there could be a reconsideration,” said Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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