WASHINGTON — The United States says it will continue attending United Nations climate change meetings, even as President Trump considers pulling the US out of a global emissions-cutting deal.
While US representatives are in Bonn, Germany, this week for the UN talks, Trump’s advisers will meet Tuesday to discuss what to do about the global pact known as the Paris agreement, officials said.
The conflicting signals suggested the administration was trying to keep its options open while Trump decides whether to withdraw.
Though Trump’s inclination has been to leave the agreement, he has allowed his daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, to set up a review process, a senior administration official said. The goal is to ensure Trump receives information from both government experts and the private sector before a making a decision.
Ivanka Trump will hold a meeting Tuesday with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the official said. Pruitt is a chief proponent of leaving the deal.
In a separate environmental matter, the Interior Department confirmed Friday that 27 national monuments, mostly in the West, face curtailment or elimination of protections put in place over two decades by presidents from both parties.
Trump ordered the review last month. A list released Friday includes 22 monuments on federal land in 11, mostly Western states, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, Nevada’s Basin and Range, and Katahdin Woods and Waters in Maine.
Zinke said no final decisions have been made. But environmental groups said the Trump administration appears intent on lifting protections for federal lands.
‘‘Trump wants to carve up this beautiful country into as many corporate giveaways for the oil and gas industry as possible,’’ Travis Nichols of Greenpeace USA said. He urged the public to ‘‘resist the latest in a trend of senseless rollbacks by the Trump White House.’’