Trump plans to host a forum on the Internet to discuss the “discussion” of climate change, the White House announced Monday.
The president has already used the term “discuss” in several speeches and statements.
He has not spoken in a public forum about the topic since January 1.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump’s plan to launch a “discussions forum” for climate change will “focus on the issues and issues that matter most to the American people and the world, including the impact of climate disruption on our country.”
Sanders said the forum will include “people from across the political spectrum” and “the views of scientists, experts, and other experts.”
The president will “invite people of all views and perspectives” to participate in the forum, Sanders said.
The administration is “confident that this forum will be a powerful tool in helping to inform Americans about the science of climate,” she added.
Sanders said Trump plans on discussing the “scientific consensus” about climate change at the forum.
The White House did not say whether the president plans to use the forum to advocate for his agenda or to discuss specific policies.
The forum will also focus on how the government will address climate change and other issues related to climate change.
Sanders noted that the president’s budget proposal includes a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030.
“The president will be meeting with leaders of the coal industry and the fossil fuel industry to discuss how to combat the threat of climate impacts, and the economic consequences of climate disruptions,” Sanders said, adding that the administration is also working to develop an international climate strategy that would include the Paris Agreement.
The United States and China signed the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 and ratified it in June of this year.
The Paris Agreement calls for a cap-and-trade system to control carbon emissions.
Under the plan, emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are capped at 2020 levels.
Sanders did not identify which countries are participating in the “climate discussion forum” but said the administration plans to invite them to join.
“I’m confident that this is a good way for the president to bring a new perspective to the conversation about climate, which will hopefully be an important tool for the United States in the long term,” Sanders told reporters.
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