- Title: Tillerson: U.S. has a "terrific record" on climate
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (JUNE 2, 2017) (STATE TV) UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON AND HIS BRAZILIAN COUNTERPART FOREIGN MINISTER ALOYSIO NUNES FERREIRA, WALKING INTO ROOM AND SHAKING HANDS (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON SAYING: "Well it's a policy decision, I think it's important, that everyone recognize that the United States has a terrific record for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. This is something I think we can be proud of and that was done in the absence of the Paris Agreement. I don't think we're going to change our ongoing efforts to reduce those emissions in the future either, so hopefully people can keep it in perspective." TILLERSON AND FERREIRA LEAVING
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 15:51
- Keywords: reax climate change Brazil FM Sec of State Paris Accords
- Location: WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL6WQV
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- Story Text: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at the State Department on Friday (June 2) that he hopes the U.S. decision to withdrawal from the Paris climate accord will be kept "in perspective."
Tillerson praised the United States for its record on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. withdrawal from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change drew condemnation from Washington's allies - and sparked fears that U.S. oil production could expand even more rapidly.
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