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02 Jun

USA Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord ‘Major Disappointment’, UN

New York (UN), 02/06/2017 (MAP) – Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday that the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.

“The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they recognize the immense harm that climate change is already causing and the enormous opportunity that climate action presents,” Stéphane Dujarric told the media at the UN Headquarters in New York, shortly after US President Donald Trump announced his country’s withdrawal from the Agreement.

“It offers a meaningful yet flexible framework for action by all countries,” he said.

He further added that Secretary-General António Guterres remains confident that cities, States and businesses within the US – along with other countries – will continue to demonstrate vision and leadership by working for the low-carbon, resilient economic growth that will create quality jobs and markets for 21st century prosperity.

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