News Digest Item
19 Jun 2017

“Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation”


Pope Francis has urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to stand firm over international climate protection and protect the Paris Climate Agreement against dissenters, news agency Reuters reports. "The Pope encouraged me to continue to fight for international agreements, including the Paris Agreement," Merkel said according to Reuters after meeting the head of the Catholic Church in the Vatican. Merkel added that the Pope supports the G20 agenda for the group’s summit next month in Hamburg, which “assumes that we are a part of a world in which we work together through multilateral cooperation.” The Paris Climate Agreement has faced challenges since US President Donald Trump said earlier this month he will pull  out of the international deal, claiming  it treats the US unfairly.

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See the CLEW article German reactions to US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement for background.

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