Donald Trump’s administration has officially told the United Nations that the US intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Last month the president announced that he planned to abandon the the landmark ‘Paris Accord’ global climate change deal in the face of domestic and international condemnation.

The historic global deal reached in the French capital in December 2015, saw nearly 200 countries agree to curb rising temperatures.

The Paris agreement went into effect on 4 November 2016, just days before Mr Trump was elected.

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