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Guterres said that if the US does exit the agreement, it is crucial that cities, states and businesses in the country remain engaged with the objectives the deal outlined.
Trumps threat to exit the climate agreement has concerned dignitaries around the world, but Guterres, who became secretary general on 1 January, has said the accord is not dependent on the US governments participation.
The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, replied Tuesday that Trump wants a fair deal for the American people, adding that Trump was spending a great deal of time considering the agreement.
Trump said on Saturday that he would announce this week whether the US would adhere to the Paris agreement after fighting pressure to announce the plans at the G7 elevation. The other G7 countries Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan reaffirmed their support for the accord last week.
The landmark agreement was signed in December 2015 and has been ratified by 147 countries, including the US.
To underline the best interests of the agreement, and other UN climate objectives, Guterres communicated broadly about the threats climate change poses to the world, replying the world is in a mess because countries and communities everywhere are facing pressures such as overpopulation, water scarcity and food insecurity.
He warned that climate change is a multiplier of many other threats including poverty, displacement and conflict, and that the people reached first and worst by climate change are the poor, vulnerable and marginalized.
Its absolutely essential that the world applies the Paris agreement and that we fulfill that job with increased desire, he replied.
Guterres replied fighting climate change was an economic necessary and highlighted the threat climate change posed to national security , noting that more than 24 million people in 118 countries were displaced by natural disasters in 2016, which is three times as many people as were displaced by conflict.
Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, likewise announced that there would be a UN climate elevation in 2019.
His commentaries on the US were consistent with proclamations he has stimulated since replacing Ban Ki-moon as secretary general this year.
Even if some national governments backtrack in commitments, the combined impacts of sub-national authorities, businesses and civil society will create an unstoppable momentum, Guterres replied at a climate change gratify at the UN headquarters in New York in March.
Last week, Guterres told the BBC the agreement has not been able to breakdown if the US backed out. I think it is very important that the American government bides engaged, but this is not the end of the world, he replied.
Guterres did not specifically mention Donald Trump in the lecture, but said his doorway is keen to all who wish to discuss the way forward, even those who might hold divergent perspectives.
He replied every month, countries were moving to translate the Paris agreement into national plans.
Yes , not everyone will move at the same gait or with equal vigor, Guterres said.
But if any government doubts the world will and need for this accord, that is reason for all others to unite even stronger and remain the course.