President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have agreed to a common set of policies to combat climate change, a senior administration official told the Associated Press.
“We are going to do everything in our power to be part of the solution,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a White House adviser who is also the president’s special adviser on climate change.
The White House had no immediate comment.
The official said the agreement does not address how much money the United States can spend to reduce emissions.
The US is among the world’s top polluters.
“This is a step in the right direction,” said Jennifer Flitter, director of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington DC.
The United States has committed to cutting emissions by between 25 and 30 percent by 2025.
But that is far from a final deal.
Pfeiffser has long advocated more ambitious emissions reductions targets that include spending billions on wind and solar power, as well as a shift away from fossil fuels, like coal and oil.
Trump has proposed $1.5 trillion in spending cuts and other measures to address climate change over the next 10 years, according to a draft White House economic report.
Trump said on Twitter on Monday that he was “grateful for this historic agreement” and that he “will be taking it to the White House” next week.
“The White House has a plan to address our climate crisis and I will be signing the agreement on Tuesday,” he wrote.
“Our country has made tremendous progress and we can now turn to the hard work of fixing our crumbling infrastructure and our crumbling schools, hospitals and police.”
Trump has made a number of climate change pledges since taking office.
The president has said he would withdraw the United Kingdom from the Paris climate accord, which was signed by more than 200 countries last December.
And on Tuesday, he told a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May that he would “immediately” withdraw from the agreement.
Pressed on the timing of the withdrawal, Trump said, “I don’t want to give anybody any more time to figure out the deal.”
The White the US has proposed to cut its emissions by around 30 percent, which would require the country to shift away completely from fossil fuel sources.
The administration has long said that a major part of its climate change agenda is reducing US reliance on foreign fossil fuels.