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14 Jun 2017

“G20 engagement partners: Trump's decision ‘irresponsible’”

B20 / C20 / L20 / T20 / W20 / Y20 / F20

The United States' “short-sighted and irresponsible” withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has prompted the G20 engagement groups to call on the remaining G19 member states to “convincingly show their willingness to implement the deal” at the upcoming summit in Hamburg, just like six countries did at the G7 summit in Italy. The engagement groups include business, civil society, trade unions, scientific and research community, think tanks, women and youth. The groups welcomed the continued commitment of subnational actors – like states and cities – in the US “absent leadership at the federal level”.

Find the statement in English here.

For background, read the CLEW articles German reactions to US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

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