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The Paris Agreement: As Trump pulls out, the world reacts

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These are some of the world leaders reactions after Trump decides to withdraw from the Paris Agreement:


Macron said that Trump had “committed an error for the interests of his country, his people and a mistake for the future of our planet”.

“I tell you firmly tonight: we will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord. There is no way,” said Macron. “Don’t be mistaken on climate: there is no plan B because there is no planet B.”


Donald Trump with other world leaders during the G7 summit on 26 May. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters


Merkel called Trump immediately after he delivered his announcement to personally express her regret at his decision, her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Twitter.


The British government was slow to respond to the announcement. Downing Street issued a statement saying that Theresa May had told Trump of her “disappointment” at his decision and stressed that Britain remained committed to the agreement.


The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, called Trump to express his disappointment at the decision, but said he was inspired by “the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies”.

The Vatican

The Vatican said a US pullout represented a “huge slap on the Pope’s face” and a “disaster for everyone”. Pope Francis met with Donald Trump just a few days ago, and expressed  to him the importance of protecting the environment from climate change.


Japan’s foreign ministry said: “Climate change requires a concerted effort by the whole of the international community. Japan believes the leadership of the developed countries to be of great importance, and the steady implementation of the Paris agreement is critical in this regard. The recent announcement by the US administration on its withdrawal … is regrettable.”


After Donald Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico still supports this important accord.

“Mexico maintains its support and commitment to the Paris Agreement to stop the effects of global climate change,” Pena Nieto wrote on his Twitter account.
“We will continue to implement the goals set out in our Nationally Estimated and Determined Contribution.”

Meanwhile, Carlos Gay, a researcher at the Center for Atmospheric Sciences of the UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico), said that Trump’s decision will not weaken the treaty, on the contrary, it will be reinforced by the leadership that China and the European Union could exercise in this matter “.

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