President Trump reportedly will not be attending a climate change summit that is going to be held in France in December, not because he’s choosing not to go, but, because he wasn’t invited.
According to Reuters, an official from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said, that President Trump isn’t invited to this years climate change summit “for the time being.”
More than 100 countries and governmental organizations from around the world will be represented at the summit that is scheduled for December 12. The aim of the summit is to promote green projects and raise money before the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany.
The tentative decision to not invite President Trump to the climate change conference comes after Trump announced to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, claiming it is “very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.”
In June the White House sent UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres a formal letter station it will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement “as soon as it is eligible to do so.”
The United States will still be invited to attend the summit, however, but at a lower, “diplomatic level.” “The United States has a bit of a special status for that summit,” a French official told Reuters.
According to ABC News, French officials say all the countries that are invited to attend the summit are “especially committed” to the 2015 Paris climate change agreement.
President Macron plans to push his “Make our Planet Great Again” agenda during this year’s climate change summit. He made this his agenda the day President Trump announced he was withdrawing from the Paris agreement, urging U.S.-based scientists to come to France and work on climate-related issues, according to ABC News.
President Trump hasn’t responded to President Emmanuel Marcon’s decision not to invite him to this year’s summit.