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30 Jun 2017

Trump’s climate decision harms global trust and US economy – German minister

Clean Energy Wire

US President Donald Trump’s decision to take the country out of the international Paris agreement on climate has harmed global trust and will also hurt the US economy, German environment minister Barbara Hendricks told company leaders at a conference on businesses and climate action. But Trump’s decision has also brought other countries, including China and India, closer together on the issue, she said. Many US federal states, cities, businesses and investors have also pledged to go ahead with climate protection regardless of the White House decision, Hendricks added.

Find more reactions out of Germany on Trump’s decision and background on its impact on the G20 talks on CLEW.

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