Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership - Greenpeace

Press release - June 2, 2017
Amsterdam-- Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition.

 Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace International Executive Director, said:
“Trump has today further isolated his administration from the rest of the world. He must now accept the consequences that the world will move ahead without the US as real world leaders embrace the clean energy transition and the benefits it brings.  

"If President Trump hopes to renegotiate a better deal, he would be better advised to heed the words of G7 leaders and the lead set by the EU and China this week and understand that there will be no renegotiation of the Paris agreement. 

“Trump talks about what is fair for the US, but instead should also consider what is fair for all and those already living with the devastating impacts of climate change. Global climate action can deliver prosperity and security for the US and the rest of the world together.”

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director Yeb Saño said:
“This is a day that will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration of President Trump, turned its back on those who needed its leadership, ambition and compassion.

“We in the Philippines are on the frontlines of climate change and will hold the polluters accountable for the suffering and injustice global warming is already inflicting upon our people. We are not alone though. Our global community will take action, and is already taking action, with or without the US government.”

Greenpeace East Asia Senior Global Policy Officer Li Shuo said:
“President Trump is taking his administration in the opposite direction to the rest of the world. While China cancels coal power plants, Trump cancels climate action.

“Trump’s attempt to sabotage the global transition to a safer clean energy future won't succeed. It will only corner the US and present China with an opportunity to reap the economic benefits of America’s withdrawal.”

 

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