President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to announce a U.N. plan to reduce emissions in response to the hurricane and to limit climate change.
The White House is expected to release the plan this week, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The plan, first reported by Reuters, would require countries to cut their emissions by 40 percent by 2025 and to use their resources more efficiently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The plan could also be an attempt to shore up American credibility on climate and environmental issues, and potentially bring new trade deals to the table.
Trump is expected, though, to push back against the plan.
“The president will not accept any measure that would harm the economy or damage the environment,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday, according with Bloomberg.
“Climate change is real and it is caused by humans.
There is no question about that,” Sanders added.
The president is expected on Wednesday to announce his first major initiative on climate issues, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
The EPA will propose new rules to cut carbon emissions and reduce mercury pollution from power plants.
The EPA plan would create an array of regulations to cut emissions from existing power plants by up to 40 percent and from new ones by up, and to set a goal to cut pollution in 2030 by 40 to 60 percent below 2005 levels.
Trump has made it clear that he does not want to cut down on coal.
Trump has proposed rolling back the Clean Power Plant Act and has said he would eliminate Obama-era rules that restrict coal mining on public lands.
The Trump administration is expected in the coming weeks to announce an agreement to cut CO2 emissions, and some experts are concerned the U to make progress on climate.
“We don’t think the White House will take that seriously,” John Riedel, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, told the AP.
Trump’s climate rhetoric is often at odds with what his administration has said on the matter of climate change and he is facing a crisis on his hands.
The U.K. voted in favor of Brexit, a decision that many experts believe will lead to a backlash against U.
The U.s. has had a series of hurricanes since Hurricane Irma hit the U in late September.
Some are considered the worst on record.
Trump was sworn in as president on January 20, 2017.