Trump's top aides have been divided on the accord. Language for the withdrawal was still being prepared Wednesday, and will likely include specific legal conditions crafted by Trump's administration. Chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit, while senior adviser Jared Kushner generally thinks the deal is bad, but would like to find a way to see if the USA emissions targets can be changed.
China says it will work with the European Union to uphold the worldwide agreement on climate change even if the USA pulls out.
Donald Trump has been urged not to abandon a landmark climate change deal amid speculation he is set to withdraw from the global pact.
The diplomatic repercussions of a USA withdrawal would be vast, as European leaders last week pushed Trump to stay in the Paris climate deal at the G7 meeting in Italy. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, wrote, "Syria and Nicaragua are the only nations that didn't sign the Paris agreement".
According to reports, Trump's decision was fuelled by the lack of common grounds with other global leaders at the G7 summit, which took place in Taormina, Sicily.
Mr Dathi told the Press Association: "I think Theresa May is herself someone who doesn't really believe in climate change, doesn't have a sound commitment to it, and is much more interested in profits, in the unfettered ability of companies to make huge amounts of profit". "Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable". "And I'm confident that, if there's a real problem, he can take care of it".
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump blasted the accord, saying it would cost the US economy trillions of dollars with no tangible benefit.
"China will stand by its responsibilities on climate change", Li told reporters in Berlin, according to a German translation, adding it was standing by its global responsibilities and also setting national targets.
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"By succumbing to pressure from administrator Scott Pruitt and other advisors, President Trump is ceding the future to the Germans, the Chinese, the Indians, and other nations rather than having the United States continue to lead the world on clean energy solutions", said Democrat Ed Markey. Like his boss, the EPA head has questioned the consensus of climate scientists that the Earth is warming and that man-made emissions are to blame.
Since taking office, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive the long-struggling U.S. coal mines.
The president could also announce that he will begin formally pulling out of the accord outright a process that would take three-and-a-half years under the standard cooling-off period for new worldwide treaties.
The ongoing debate within the Trump administration over whether to leave the Paris deal, as Trump pledged to do on the campaign trail, has become the subject of media fascination, intense corporate lobbying, and worldwide vertigo.
Hundreds of high-profile businesses have spoken out in favour of the deal, including Apple, Google and Walmart. "It's unconscionable for the President of the United States to step away from it". The U.S. signed the accord in 2015, committing to reducing carbon emissions by 26% to 28% within a decade.