Although the agreement was signed in December 2015, the treaty did not enter into force until November 4, 2016, 30 days after ratification by at least 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions. Republicans have mixed down Trump`s decision to step down. Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration has shown “real leadership” in pulling the United States out of international agreements that he called “a wealth transfer from the world`s most powerful economy to other countries in the world.” He also said he did not understand why Democrats and Liberals in the United States and the left around the world are dealing with climate change.   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Of Representatives spokesman Paul Ryan, counsel to President Kellyanne Conway and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hailed the decision as a victory for the American middle class, workers, businesses and coal miners.    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called Trump`s decision “courageous” and said it was a burden on the U.S. taxpayer.  Maine Senator Susan Collins, however, criticized the decision and said she was disappointed.  Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released a video address in which he called Trump`s decision a regression.  In recent weeks, Europe and Asia have made a number of ambitious climate commitments. The European Parliament decided last month to reduce emissions by 60% by 2030, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This measure is now being considered by the Council of Ministers of the European Union. China has promised to become carbon neutral by 2060.
This promise was followed by the outside of South Korea and Japan, both of which promised to stop reducing net emissions by 2050. The delay is due to the complex rules introduced in the Paris agreement to deal with the possibility that a future US president will decide to withdraw the country from the agreement. “To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord, a very unfair act for the United States,” Trump said in a White House video statement on the Saudi Arabian Group of 20 summit. His comments came during a discussion among the world`s largest economies on the protection of the land. “This is certainly a blow to the Paris agreement,” said Carlos Fuller of Belize, the negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States in the UN talks. On August 4, 2017, in an official communication to the United Nations as a custodian, the Trump administration formally stated its intention to step down.  In a separate statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it would continue to participate in international climate change negotiations, including discussions on the implementation of the climate agreement.   But organizers of local city and state efforts to stem the crisis across America say that despite federal action, the United States is still trying to play a role in the fight against the climate crisis.