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Trump will sign an open letter to the Senate to ask it to reject his nomination for US ambassador to the United Nations, according to the White House.
In his letter, Trump said he is not opposed to the appointment of a special envoy for climate change to lead the agency and has long supported the appointment.
“I believe the US can and should lead in the fight against climate change, but we must do it responsibly,” Trump said in the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.
“The US is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, which is the single largest threat to the survival of our planet and to the health of our citizens.”
Trump also said the United States has a responsibility to be an international leader on climate change.
“The United States must lead the world on climate, and I know that this is an area of great importance to our country,” he said.
McConnell, a conservative Republican, has said he intends to confirm Trump’s nomination.
“We’re going to work on a lot of these issues together and with the goal of bringing the US to the table with world leaders,” he told reporters.
Trump will likely need to convince senators to block the nomination from being confirmed by the Senate if he wants to win the Republican nomination.
The nomination is expected to be formally submitted to the full Senate for confirmation on Friday.
The Trump administration has been under pressure to withdraw from the Paris climate deal that President Donald Trump signed into law last month.
The US has been working to withdraw as a result of the Paris agreement, which calls for countries to cut emissions by 26 percent below 1990 levels by 2025.