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Italy, Germany and France tell Donald Trump the Paris Agreement is irreversible

Emmanuel Macron, Paolo Gentiloni, and Angela Merkel have released a joint statement after Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement, taking a clear stance.

In response to Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governments of Italy, Germany and France have released a joint statement, taking a clear stance. Here are the words by French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“We, the Heads of State and of Government of France, Germany and Italy, take note with regret of the decision by the United States of America to withdraw from the universal agreement on climate change.
The Paris Agreement remains a cornerstone in the cooperation between our countries, for effectively and timely tackling climate change and for implementing the 2030 Agenda sustainable development goals”.

“The Paris Agreement is vital to our economies”

“We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies.
We are convinced that the implementation of the Paris Agreement offers substantial economic opportunities for prosperity and growth in our countries and on a global scale.
We therefore reaffirm our strongest commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement, including its climate finance goals and we encourage all our partners to speed up their action to combat climate change.
We will step up efforts to support developing countries, in particular the poorest and most vulnerable, in achieving their mitigation and adaptation goals”.

On the 1st of June, Emmanuel Macron expressed his disappointment over the White House’s decision, speaking in French and English. The French President ended his speech playing on Donald Trump’s slogan: “Make our Planet great again”.

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