The United States official with direct knowledge of President Donald Trump’s climate-related agenda has said the president is likely to announce a plan this week to address the climate change crisis.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, told Reuters news agency that Mr Trump is likely “to make some sort of announcement” on Tuesday about a new national strategy to address climate change.
“There is a good chance that the president will announce some sort or another on Tuesday,” the official said.
“This is a real opportunity to get the attention of the American people and to have the conversation about what the Trump administration is going to do to address this.”
A new climate strategy has not been formally announced but there have been reports of a shift in Trump administration thinking since his inauguration in January.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, is a global body that is responsible for the implementation of a United Nations treaty.
It was created to address global warming and address the effects of rising sea levels and rising temperatures on ecosystems.
It is a forum where governments, businesses and individuals can discuss and coordinate their actions to combat climate change, including the development of new and renewable energy sources.
It was created after the 2009 Paris climate accord but it was criticised for its lack of ambition.
The US has the highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world, behind China and India, according to the World Resources Institute.
Mr Trump has been criticised for not fulfilling his promises to the American public about cutting greenhouse gas pollution.
In his first 100 days in office, Mr Trump has signed an executive order to undo President Barack Obama’s executive order.
The order would allow Mr Trump to undo several actions the US has taken under the UNFCC, including reversing an Obama-era climate-reduction plan and reversing the Clean Power Plan.
The EPA has also been criticised by many in the Trump White House for its climate policies, including its use of methane emissions to produce electricity.