Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement ‘Disheartening’ – Canadian PM

“We are all custodians of this world, and that is why Canada will continue to work with the U.S. at the state level, and with other U.S. stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth.” – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in response to the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

Posted June 1st, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in response to the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement:

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking at Paris Climate Summit two years ago.

“We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth. Canadians know we need to take decisive and collective action to tackle the many harsh realities of our changing climate.

“While the U.S. decision is disheartening, we remain inspired by the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies. We are proud that Canada stands united with all the other parties that support the Agreement. We will continue to work with our domestic and international partners to drive progress on one of the greatest challenges we face as a world.

“This is not only about the huge economic opportunities of clean growth and the need to address the pressing threats of climate change. This is about an ambitious and unshakeable desire to leave a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for our kids and for generations to come.

“We are all custodians of this world, and that is why Canada will continue to work with the U.S. at the state level, and with other U.S. stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth. We will also continue to reach out to the U.S. federal government to discuss this matter of critical importance for all humankind, and to identify areas of shared interest for collaboration, including on emissions reductions.”

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2 responses to “Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement ‘Disheartening’ – Canadian PM

  1. Trudeau is a hypocrite.

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  2. Linda McKellar

    Disheartening! Ewww Justin, don’t be so mean to the Donald!

    I’m sure China, Europe and many other nations would love to trade with Canada. Let the USA build a wall from the entire world if it wants. Sadly, Trump’s sycophants still cheer him on. I don’t know what it will take for them to awaken. The Europeans even stated that they tried, in simplified terms, to explain the accord but “he didn’t seem to understand”.

    It’s time every leader and nation on the planet isolated the US in every possible way if that is what is necessary to make them dump Trump. He is leading them to disaster by abrogating American leadership in so many areas from technology to clean energy. They will then be not only eclipsed economically and technologically but alone. So much for making America great. Even EXXON has declared this a disaster. Only Nicaragua (who said the Paris Accord didn’t go far enough!) and Syria refused to sign. At least many state Governors like Gerry Brown and mayors of US cities, including that of Pittsburgh that Trump falsely claims elected him to represent them, are going to follow the Accord on their own. BRAVO for them.

    Macron phrased it succinctly – We need to make the planet great again.

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