By Simon GombergThe headline: “Ecuadorian president has no intention of signing an agreement on climate change” – IGN article Ecuador has signed an agreement with the US on climate protection, and it has nothing to do with President Correa’s stated intention to reduce CO2 emissions.
The deal was signed by Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, and Ecuador’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Rafael Cunha told reporters that “this agreement is not about the president.
It is about a set of goals, a framework and a framework of actions to be followed by all governments.”
The agreement is “not about the government,” he added, but “about the governments of the world.”
The US and Ecuador have had a tense relationship since the end of the Cold War.
US President Donald Trump threatened to “destroy” Ecuador, a Latin American nation with close ties to the US, in 2017, and US President Barack Obama had a string of meetings with the then-presidential candidate, in which he was repeatedly warned about Correa.
In 2018, Correa declared that he would “end” US foreign aid, but US Secretary Kerry, speaking on behalf of Ecuador in May 2018, said the country would continue to receive “significant assistance from the United States.”
The relationship between the two countries has been complicated by the Trump administration’s decision to withhold funds from Ecuador, and the fact that the two governments have been negotiating a free trade agreement with each other for several years.
(The US has said it will withdraw the $400 million it pledged in 2019 to help Ecuador meet its CO2 reduction targets.)
Now that the US and its allies have cut off funding for the country, there is a sense of frustration among Ecuadorians about the US decision.
“The situation has become very, very difficult for us,” Cunas said.
“We are asking for more time, for a more open dialogue, for Ecuador to have more time to implement the agreement and the climate goals that were agreed to by all the parties.”
Correa has consistently said that Ecuador wants to achieve its CO 2 reductions targets by 2030, but has been unable to agree a common framework for the negotiations.
The agreement, as it stands, doesn’t specify a specific timeline for the agreement, but Cunhasa said the government was “looking at different options.”
He added that the agreement would be signed by Correa “before the end and at the end the world, not after the world,” referring to Trump’s threats to “disrupt” the talks.
Correas office did not respond to IGN’s request for comment. “
There is a certain degree of trust in this country that will not be affected by the current president, but there is also a certain amount of mistrust that will be affected.”
Correas office did not respond to IGN’s request for comment.
In the meantime, there are many Ecuadorians, many in the oil and gas industry, who believe that the deal is only a way for Correa to show off his credentials as a negotiator.
“This is not the first agreement that Ecuador has done, but it’s the first of its kind,” said José Vicente Pérez, an oilfield consultant and former member of Ecuador’s national government who is a senior member of the oil industry in Ecuador.
“It is very, really, very good that he is able to negotiate this agreement, to negotiate on the international level.”
It is also “a very symbolic agreement, a very big agreement that shows his credentials, his leadership, his expertise and his capabilities in dealing with climate change,” said Pézas, who is also vice president of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce.
The US has not publicly commented on the deal, but a spokesperson for the Department of Energy confirmed that it was signed with the United Nations.
“US support to Ecuador is contingent on Ecuador’s continued adherence to the Paris Agreement,” the spokesperson told IGN.
“Ecuba is a key contributor to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which has a long-term goal of reducing global emissions.
We are committed to implementing this agreement to achieve our international commitments.”
While the US has been a vocal critic of Correa for not implementing the agreement quickly enough, it is unclear what exactly Correa intends to do about the agreement.
The two countries have a mutual commitment not to sign a new agreement before 2030.
But the agreement does not specifically mention a timeframe for implementation, and Correa said he does not intend to change his policy of reducing CO2 in Ecuadorian oilfields.
The oil and natural gas sector has also been heavily affected by Trump’s decision, with companies in the sector cutting operations and investing less in Ecuador’s oil production and exports.
“I don’t see this as a threat,” said Pedro Rodríguez, a spokesperson with the Oil and Gas Association of Ecuador, which represents oil and other energy companies in Ecuador and has