- Title: Paris Mayor says climate accord will "live on" despite Trump's decision
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS MAYOR, ANNE HIDALGO, SAYING: "We are working with the mayors from the C40 (Cities Climate Leadership Group) on concrete and collective solutions, which can be transferred and widened. And so, after the President of the United States' (Donald Trump) declaration, we are now more sure than ever of this alliance between cities and citizens, of course, with businesses, to save our planet and put in place the Paris climate agreement no matter what happens, because it depends on us." NEWSPAPER KIOSK PEOPLE WALKING UP METRO STAIRS NEWSPAPERS IN KIOSK STAND HEADLINE OF FRENCH DAILY NEWSPAPER "LIBERATION" READING (English): "Goodbye America" HEADLINE OF FRENCH DAILY NEWSPAPER "LE FIGARO" READING (French): "Climate: Trump challenges the planet" VARIOUS OF HEADLINE OF FRENCH NEWSPAPER "LE PARISIEN" READING (French): "The United States' crazy decision" PEOPLE WALKING IN STREET (SOUNDBITE) (French) 37-YEAR-OLD BLOGGER, VIRGINE MASCLET, SAYING (AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING): "Well, on the one hand I am astonished, but on the other hand I'm not surprised because, ever since he (Trump) was elected or even before he was elected, Trump's words and actions have always been at odds with the rest of the world. I don't know, I don't know what planet he's living on, but it's definitely not on ours." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT CAFE (SOUNDBITE) (French) 54-YEAR-OLD PASSER-BY, GUY ERSIN, SAYING (AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING): "(French) President (Emmanuel) Macron will maybe hold a meeting to see what they will decide with other countries but well, right now, I think they are wondering what to do and think. We will see. I didn't think the Americans, by that I mean Donald Trump, would make such a decision." PEOPLE IN STREET FRENCH FLAG
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 11:05
- Keywords: reactions climate change Paris mayors Accord de Paris Donald Trump Paris Mayor Paris Agreement Anne Hidalgo France COP 21 COP 22 C40
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0046JL4YFB
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING
The Paris climate change accord will live on, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Friday (June 2) after U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed his plan to pull the world's second biggest carbon emitter out of the deal on the basis it was bad for the American economy and would weaken its sovereignty.
Joining a stream of international criticism, Hidalgo, who chairs the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, said money going towards helping reduce the carbon footprint was a long-term investment and mayors from the C40 would keep working together on concrete solutions.
With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from nearly every other nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century. Syria and Nicaragua are the only other non-participants in the accord, signed by 195 nations in Paris in 2015.
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