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Syria Joining Paris Climate Accord, Making US the Only Country On Earth Not A Part of It

AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith
AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith

Nicaragua, the only other country who had not signed the deal, agreed to join the Paris Accord in October. 

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany today, Syria announced its intentions to join the Paris Climate Accord.

"I confirm that the Syrian Arab Republic supports the implementation of Paris climate change accord, in order to achieve the desired global goals and to reflect the principles of justice and shared responsibility, but in accordance with the capabilities of each of the signatories,"said Syria's Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment, M. Wadah Katmawi, according to CNN.

This makes the United States the only country on the planet not a part of the climate deal.

Nicaragua, the only other country who had not signed the deal, agreed to join the Paris Accord in October.

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The Paris Climate Accord was formed under Obama's andministration, and Trump's decision to leave it sparked international outcry. The US is the second to worst producer of carbon dioxide in the world, after China.

Last month, Trump's administration reaffirmed its decision to pull out of the deal. "There has been no change in the United States' position on the Paris agreement," explained White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters in CNN's report. "As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country.

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