Leaked documents from the office of the US secretary of state have said that “there are no plans” for the US to re-enter the Paris Agreement.
The document also says that the US supports a “balanced approach to climate policy that reduces emissions while promoting economic growth and energy security.”
The US will however continue to reduce emissions through the use of “innovative technologies,” “regardless,” of membership of the agreement.
Part of this reduction of emissions will come through “using fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently”.
The document confirmed that the US will sue its vote at in the World Bank to help “countries access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently”. The United States change in policy is to allow more “flexibility to approve projects designed to meet developing economies’ energy needs, ensure energy security and promote economic growth”.
Current pledges for the Green Climate Fund will be honoured but as previously stated will be rescinded after the fiscal year of 2018.