President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE said Wednesday that he might reverse his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg noted that many Norwegians drive USA -made Tesla electric cars and said her country saw "tremendous economic and business opportunities" as nations around the world fight climate change.
French President Emmanuel Macron in December previous year said he was hopeful the USA would return to the accord.Commenting on the treaty, Trump said the accord would have taken away the US' "competitive edge".
President Donald Trump says the economic ties between the United States and Norway are "robust and growing" and he's pointing to their work in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance to counter security threats.
He also said during the presidential election campaign that he wanted to help U.S. oil and coal industries. "We have a total of 52 and they've delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule".More news: Donald Trump denies derogatory country remarks
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The formal process for exiting the Paris Agreement takes several years, and the U.S. therefore remains a party to the deal, which sets a goal of limiting average global temperature increases to "well below" 2C since before the end of the century.
The president's objections to the pact, signed by former President Barack Obama, included "great penalties" placed on the use of "gas and coal and oil and lots of other things", and the potential closing of businesses in order to qualify for the accord. "It took a lot of our asset values". While the NDC legally remains in place until 2019, the Trump administration has already stopped implementation, and on June 1, 2017, announced that the USA would pull out of the Paris agreement unless it could identify suitable terms for re-engagement. And the Paris accord really would have taken away our competitive edge. We're not gonna let that happen. "I'm not going to let that happen".
"I wish we'd do some of that", he remarked-possibly uninformed that the USA, too, harbors sizable hydropower resources, which produced 267.8 TWh, or about 7% of the nation's total generation, in 2016.
Solberg is highlighting the two nation's deep roots and says she assured the president that Norway is an ally and a friend "that you can count on". "I feel very strongly about the environment".