Former President John Dramani Mahama has lashed out at US President, Donald Trump over his decision to opt out of the Paris climate agreement signed by his predecessor Barack Obama.
John Mahama in a series of tweets in reaction to America opting out on Thursday said Donald Trump’s decision was from a “truly misinformed position”.
The Paris Agreement is to strengthen the global response to climate change by creating an international network of government bodies, all dedicated to lowering emissions.
All countries excluding Nicaragua and Syria signed the agreement.
Per the agreement, the worst polluters in the world would be made to pay for the pollution. The cost is estimated at $150 per tonne of carbon emission.
The aim is to improve the quality of air among other mitigating factors of climate effects.
The agreement contradicts Trump’s focus on industrial expansion which will see the US emit more carbon.
The US is currently the second highest emitter of carbon but its president, Donald Trump is on record to have said during his presidential campaign that climate change is a ‘hoax’.