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Italy, France and Germany said on Thursday they regretted U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and dismissed his suggestion that the global pact could be revised.
"We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies," the leaders of the three countries said in a joint statement.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron urged all their allies to speed up efforts to combat climate change and said they would do more to help developing countries adapt.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like 3 big countries are very despondent over U.S. President trump's rejection of the Paris Climate deal.
France, Italy, Germany all say Trump's offer to re-negotiate are no good.
originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Merkel How about telling the public first where the money is going and what it being used for? I can't believe my brain dead country will vote for her again. This is so f#cking frustrating.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: xuenchen
Interpretation: European Elites speak for the little people, refuse to renegotiate at the expense of real environmental issues hoping the little peoples' suffering will increase until America capitulates - screw the environment, that's not our priority.
What will they do now ?
EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said Thursday that the EU would not impose trade sanctions on the US if it withdrew.
"We are going to show them that implementing our targets is very positive for the economy, very positive for developing sophisticated technological advances and it is very positive for the welfare of the citizens."