The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord

Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate accord, now plans to sign the agreement.

The Central American nation originally refused to sign the global deal to cut planet-warming emissions in protest of the agreement not doing enough to require historic emitters, such as the United States and European countries, to overhaul their energy systems and pay for poorer countries to do the same. Syria, its infrastructure in shambles after six years of civil war, also did not sign.

But three months after President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said he will sign onto the accord in a show of support for countries suffering from disasters caused by climate change.

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