expr:class='"loading" + data:blog.mobileClass'>

Search Box

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Paris Climate Deal: EU and China approve joint statement

Paris Climate Deal: EU and China approve joint statement

The Chinese and EU leaders are working on a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement.

The leaders say the agreement is an imperative more important than ever.

A draft of the document has stressed the ‘highest political commitment’ to implement the deal.
It will be widely seen as a rejection to US President Donald Trump, who prepares to announce today (1 June) if the US is withdrawing from the accord.
For more than a year, Chinese and EU officials have been working to agree a joint statement on climate change and clean energy.

The document highlights the dangers associated with rising temperatures ‘as a national security issue and multiplying factor of social and political fragility’, while pointing out that the transition to clean energy creates jobs and economic growth.

‘The EU and China consider the Paris Agreement as an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development,’ the draft document says.
‘The Paris Agreement is proof that with shared political will and mutual trust, multilateralism can succeed in building fair and effective solutions to the most critical global problems of our time. The EU and China underline their highest political commitment to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement in all its aspects.’
Both sides said they would ‘forge ahead with further policies and measures’ to implement their national plans on cutting carbon.

“The EU and China are joining forces to forge ahead on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to clean energy,” said EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.
“No one should be left behind, but the EU and China have decided to move forward.”

The increased co-operation between the EU and China comes as reports indicate further cooling in the US towards the Paris accord.
The joint statement will be published on 2 June after a summit in Brussels, Belgium.

No comments:

Post a Comment