Former US President Donald Trump often makes controversial policies, such as leaving COP-21
WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump brought a government character that was different from the previous President of the United States (US), namely Barack Obama.
There were controversial statements made by Trump, one of which was related to the issue of climate change which according to him was only fake news made in China.
Trump and his party share the view that global environmental policies, especially climate change, are not the main issue to be achieved.
Republicans share the view that the economic interests of US companies should take precedence over public interests regarding environmental protection.
This view led to the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement which increased geopolitical tensions, considering that the policies of many countries’ leaders focused on the issue of climate change.
The US, with its industrial power, is the second largest gas emitting country after China, which has received significant attention from mankind in this century.
Based on these concerns, the United Nations (United Nations) held a Summit (Summit) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 9, 1992.
At the meeting, multilateral cooperation was formed, namely the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which marked the start of the period of international environmental governance and negotiations.
The UNFCCC forms the Conference of the Parties (COP) whose meetings are held annually, and has the power to make decisions and ensure that the main objectives of the convention are realized internationally.