"And then, in a way, you`re preparing for what`s happened now." Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. will officially withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement on November 4. The move is a blow to international efforts to slash global warming. (c) Align financing flows on the path to low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. "We believe we should be part of the Paris Agreement," Sabrina Fang, the group`s senior director of media relations, wrote in an email to NPR. "Greater collaboration between governments and businesses is key to developing the best models to address climate challenges." Here`s a look at what the Paris Agreement does, how it works, and how important it is to our future. The Obama administration was responsible for funding $3 billion for the Green Climate Fund, which will no longer be available for climate change research.  Therefore, a reduction in funding by the United States will reduce the chances of achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement.  In addition, the United States was responsible for more than 50% of the references to the climate change article in 2015, so a reduction in funding will affect the U.S. contribution to other IPCC reports.  Trump`s suspension of Green Climate Fund funding may also have an impact on underdeveloped countries that need this help for their climate protection projects.
 The Paris Agreement reflects the collective belief of almost every country in the world that climate change is humanity`s war, exposing America`s climate skeptics – including Trump – as global outliers. Indeed, mobilizing support for climate action across the country and around the world gives hope that the Paris Agreement marks a turning point in the fight against climate change. We can all contribute by looking for ways to reduce contributions to global warming – at the individual, local and national levels. This effort will be worth rewarding with a safer and cleaner world for future generations. "I`m not sure what Paris is actually accomplishing," said Katie Tubb, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative U.S. think tank. Matthias Wissmann, chairman of the VDA lobby group for the German automotive industry, said: "The regrettable announcement by the US makes it inevitable that Europe must enable a profitable and economically feasible climate policy in order to remain internationally competitive."  "The EU`s green deal and the commitments of China, Japan and South Korea to climate neutrality underscore the inevitability of our collective transition to fossil fuels," said Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement and now Executive Director of the European Climate Foundation. .