Official U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord to Begin in 2020

The Trump administration has announced a formal withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Climate Accord.

So far the U.S. is the only country of the 200 that signed it to do so.

It marks the first step in a year-long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of green-house gases.

According to the agreement, the U.S. withdrawal will take effect a year from now.

President Trump has blasted the Paris agreement in the past, claiming it would punish American workers and enrich foreign countries.