Paris Climate Accord Can't Be Renegotiated, European Countries Say

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France, Germany, and Italy issued a joint statement on Thursday saying the Paris climate accord can't be renegotiated, Reuters reports.

"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies," the three countries' leaders said.

The statement comes after President Donald Trump announced that the United States will leave the climate agreement and look to make a deal with more favorable terms.

"We are getting out. But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair," Trump said during the announcement at the White House Rose Garden.

One hundred and ninety six countries signed the Paris climate deal in December of 2015, seeking to limit global temperature increases to two degrees Celsius or less by cutting emissions.

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