President Trump on Thursday said he’s still “very concerned” about climate change and that he wants to see a “more responsible” U.S. approach to climate change.
He also called on the U.N. to make climate change a priority.
Trump made the comments during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his comments came after he and Abe spoke by phone about a U.K. election on Thursday.
Trump said the U,S.
and China should “get together” and “do the right thing” on climate change.
“I’ve been very concerned about the impact of climate change for a long time,” he said.
“I don’t want to have an extreme situation.
I’m very concerned.
I think we’ve got to get together.
I want to see an environment where people are doing the right things and not just complaining.
But that means getting together.
We’re not going to have the same thing.”
Abe also reiterated that he believes “it’s important” that U.s. is “a leader in the world.”
“The U. S. is a leader in international cooperation in the fight against climate change,” Abe said.
“Climate change is a real threat and I believe that it is a very serious problem that we have to confront and that we must address.”
Trump said he hopes to have a deal that would lead to “a more responsible and responsible U. s. approach in the global fight against global warming.”
The president is scheduled to meet with top officials from the U of T and the U .
Department of Energy later in the day.
The U of t is the first U. of T to hold a national climate change summit since the U s government’s 2009 Paris climate accord, and the summit comes amid a push to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
U of t students have staged an outdoor protest against Trump and the climate change conference, while the U t hosted a meeting of the nation’s climate scientists and officials last month.