- Title: Paris Mayor says climate accord will "live on" despite Trump's decision
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS MAYOR, ANNE HIDALGO, SAYING: "This decision, as many others also described it yesterday, is a serious and burdensome decision which ignores the reality, a reality proven by scientists, by disasters provoked by climate change on the planet. And so this decision is serious for the whole of humanity. But what I wish to say here, above everything, is that the Paris climate agreement will live on."
- 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: LVA0026JL4YFB
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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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