Delegation of the European Union to China

EU officials vow that Paris will endure

02/06/2017 - 18:20
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The European Union will stick to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. HRVP Mogherini and all the EU institutions united and reconfirmed their commitment to fight climate change after the US administration decided to withdraw from the deal.

The Paris Agreement is key for the EU in the fight against climate change, she said to the US Vice-President Pence, who informed her on the change of position decided by President Trump. Europe will stay at the forefront of its implementation and in building strong partnerships with others in the world who share the same objectives, she reaffirmed.
Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made clear that the EU "deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement".
On his side, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, also made clear: "Our commitment to the Paris Agreement is unshakeable. We will continue to lead the fight against climate change.”

Speaking at the EU-China Summit President Tusk said: "Today, we are stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China. Which means that today, China and Europe have demonstrated solidarity with future generations and responsibility for the whole planet."