The Heads of State and Government of France, Germany and Italy made a joint statement rejecting the renegotiation of the agreement. A proposal by BNP Paribas Asset Management secured a 53% majority at Chevron – it asked the oil giant to ensure that its climate lobby is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Before the Paris climate talks, President Obama`s negotiators wanted to make sure it would take time for the U.S. to pull out in the event of a change in direction. But scientists point out that the Paris Agreement needs to be strengthened if it is to have any chance of stemming dangerous climate change. „Being officially out is clearly hurting the reputation of the United States,” said Andrew Light, a former senior climate change official in the Obama administration.