The United States is on track to achieve the goals set by the Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's decision to withdraw his country from the deal, UN Secretary-General said Thursday .
After the announcement of Donald Trump in June 2017, cities, states, companies across the country, pledged to honor the objectives decreed in the French capital at the end of 2015.
"There are hopes that regardless of the position of the government, the United States could be able to meet the commitments made in Paris as a country, "stressed the press the UN boss, Antonio Guterres.
"We have seen in cities, and we have seen in many states, a very strong commitment to the Paris agreement, so that some indications are even in a better direction than has been the case. recently, "said Guterres.
Under this agreement, the United States committed itself, at the time of the Obama administration, to a reduction of 26% to 28% of its greenhouse gas emissions from here 2025 compared to 2005.
Nearly 200 countries and organizations had agreed in Paris, after intense negotiations, committing themselves to the reduction of carbon emissions, up to 2030.  President Trump justified his withdrawal, which provoked an international outcry, blaming a "bad deal" for the US economy.
Knowing that it takes three years for a signatory to be able to sign its withdrawal of the Paris agreement and one more year before the latter is effective, the exit of the United States could intervene concretely only in November 2020.
The international community wants to limit the rise of the temperatures to 2 ° C compared to the pre-industrial era but the UN boss warned that increased efforts were needed to achieve this goal in 2020.
Climate change is "the most systemic threat to the human species," warned Antonio Guterres, adding that recent data on extreme weather events have shown that "2017 was (a year) full of climate chaos".
The UN chief plans to hold a major summit next year to take stock of progress in implementing the climate agreement. The presence of the American president is more than uncertain.