Donald Trump may pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Overnight news reports suggest that the United States President, Donald Trump is expected to announce that he is going to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Happy Khambule, political adviser for Greenpeace Africa, says if the US pulled out it wouldn't be a shock as Trump has previously alluded to exiting the agreement.

If the United States pulls out a number of countries will be shaken.

Happy Khambule, political adviser for Greenpeace Africa

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The United States is positioning itself as an outlier. It's positioning itself as a country fighting against the Paris Agreement and it will be the only one.

Happy Khambule, political adviser for Greenpeace Africa

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