A woman walks past a giant tent, set by U.S. groups opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump, on the sidelines of U.N. climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alister Doyle
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The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on a treaty that the president wants no part of.President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate pact where nations set their own goals to reduce the emissions of heat-trapping gases, but because of legal technicalities America can't get out until November of 2020 .In 2001 Purvis was a climate negotiator for the U.S. State Department when the new president, George W. Bush, had pulled out of a landmark global warming agreement the previous administration had championed.The United States government is becoming increasingly isolated on climate change.In a not-so subtle jab at Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron plans a separate "One Planet Summit" in Paris to push his "Make Our Planet Great Again" agenda on Dec. 12, the anniversary date of the climate accord. He invited more than 100 world leaders to his event, but not Trump.
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