- Title: Greenpeace still "hopeful" for climate after Trump decision
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) GREENPEACE CLIMATE AND ENERGY CAMPAIGNER, FAIZA OULAHSEN, PASSING THROUGH DOORS READING: GREENPEACE (SOUNDBITE) (English) GREENPEACE CLIMATE AND ENERGY CAMPAIGNER, FAIZA OULAHSEN, SAYING: "It's going to be more difficult without the U.S., however, if you look at that the rest of the world is responsible for 85 percent of the global emissions and you see that other countries are willing to remain committed to the Paris agreement and in fact are stepping up their climate ambitions I think that's a very hopeful message. We see that transition to cleaner renewable energy that's taking place and it's speeding up, and also if you look at the United States itself, it's not a black box. We have seen a lot of states such as California and New York, but also a lot of cities and corporations that have said: 'We will remain committed to the Paris agreement, no matter what the (U.S. President Donald) Trump administration does', and I think that's a very hopeful message." GREENPEACE SIGN GREENPEACE BUILDING WITH SIGN AND PARKED BICYCLES
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 10:00
- Keywords: reaction announcement climate change Trump Greenpeace
- Location: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
- City: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
- Country: Netherlands
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL5RNR
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- Story Text:Greenpeace criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate agreement, but the environmental organisation said on Friday (June 2) it remained hopeful that other countries would stick to their commitments.
Trump's announcement to withdraw from the landmark 2015 global agreement drew anger and condemnation from political and civil society actors and heads of industry across the world.
Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Faiza Oulahsen said hope lay in states like California and New York who have expressed their continued support for the Paris accord.
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