Trump would withdraw US from Paris climate treaty again, campaign says

By Ben Lefebvre, Zack Colman | 07/01/2024 06:24 AM EDT

Conservatives have spent years laying the groundwork for Trump to withdraw from the global agreement to reduce planet-warming emissions.

Donald Trump waves at a campaign rally.

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate and former president, waves at a campaign rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Friday. Steve Helber/AP

Donald Trump would yank the United States out of the Paris climate accord for the second time if he wins the presidency again in November, a campaign spokesperson told POLITICO on Friday.

The statement comes after years of conservatives laying the groundwork for Trump to withdraw from the global agreement intended to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases causing climate change. Their efforts include drafting executive orders for Trump to quickly sign if he regains the White House, a lawyer familiar with the process told POLITICO.

Among them is a draft order that could remove the United States from the entire United Nations’ framework underpinning global climate negotiations, a much more definitive step that could do lasting damage to the effort to limit the Earth’s warming.


When asked Friday if Trump would repeat his removal of the United States from the landmark climate agreement, Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt replied, “Yes, he has said that” he would.