France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, said Monday he will resign unless the United States withdraws its participation in the Paris climate accord.
In an interview with French broadcaster BFMTV, Macron said he was “troubled” by the lack of progress on the Paris agreement.
The Paris agreement, Macron added, is “one of the great accomplishments of my presidency,” which has resulted in “major changes in the climate.”
The U.K., Canada and other nations have also expressed frustration with Trump’s climate action, including a ban on coal-fired power plants and plans to cut U.N. greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 percent by 2025.
The United States has long pushed for a Paris-style agreement, but Trump’s decision to withdraw the United Kingdom and Canada from the pact was seen as a potential threat to U.L.G.P. plans to slash carbon emissions and build a new international pact.