EU, China to unite on global warming after Trump withdrawal
05:40, Jun 4, 2017
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
It will be widely seen as a rebuff to the United States, as President Trump deliberates on withdrawal from the accord.
Juncker told the business conference on Friday that China and the European Union recognised the need for worldwide solutions and this was nowhere more important than full implementation of the Paris agreement."There is no reverse gear to energy transition".
"The EU and China consider climate action and the clean energy transition an imperative more important than ever", the 28 EU countries and China said in a joint statement.
Chief executive Odd Arild Grefstad cited the growth of renewable energy in USA states such as Texas, New York and California as signs that "the world has started the transition from fossil to a renewable economy".
After Trump's announcements, Juncker called on the European Union and China to lead the implementation of that agreement, signed in 2015 by almost 200 countries to prevent global warming.
"We are convinced that the implementation of the Paris Agreement offers substantial economic opportunities for prosperity and growth in our countries and on a global scale", the three leaders said".
Mr Trump's announcment on Thursday that he would take the United States out of the Paris deal, saying it would undermine the USA economy and cost jobs, drew anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.
During a trip to Europe this week, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi expressed India's commitment to fighting climate change and said it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations.
Audit: Millions of Trump's Twitter followers are fake
Only Trump and perhaps some collection of his advisors know for certain if this president bought any of his 31 million followers. The president experienced an increase of 2.3 million followers in May, adding approximately 573,000 followers each week.
CNN fires Kathy Griffin
I was wrong", she tweeted . "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron , are having a hard time with this", he added. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Trump's one-time campaign rival Hillary Clinton, called the photo " vile and wrong ".
"That is a competitive distortion against which we can only protect ourselves by saying: Whoever wants to have access to our market - and the European market is the biggest market in the world - needs to respect the European standards", he added, as cited by Politico.
At the weekend G7 summit of wealthy nations, European and Canadian officials warned Trump that the United States risked ceding global leadership on combating climate change to China if it withdrew from the Paris accord.
This is particularly troubling news for the US manufacturing sector.
Obama's effort to engage China's Xi on climate issues helped spur the change. Success on this front would lower greenhouse gas emissions, allowing the country to achieve its pledged reduction target from the Paris accord. Li and a major Chinese delegation are due to arrive in Brussels late Thursday following talks in Berlin.
A day after Trump rejected the Paris agreement, the European Union and Chinese leaders repeated their support for the deal.
The European Union has pledged to bypass Trump administration to work with USA business leaders and state governors to implement the historic accord's commitments.
Scientists say the planet is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge, because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. Li is scheduled to attend the 19th China-EU leaders' meeting in Brussels and pay an official visit to Belgium. Calculations suggest withdrawal could release up to 3 billion additional tons of carbon dioxide a year - enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.
The powerful explosion rocked the neighbourhood, which is considered the city's safest, during the peak of morning rush hour. France's foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the French Embassy in Kabul suffered material damage in the auto bombing.
Since Trump's inauguration, Dem's have called for Trump's impeachment to the point I became deaf to their declaration. By May 25, 10 city councils had issued resolutions calling for impeachment proceedings to be brought against Trump.
Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up about 10% of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by armed groups. The east Libyan air force said Friday the strikes were targeting al-Qaeda linked forces and did not mention Islamic State .
Phil Mickelson has announced that he will miss this year's US Open to attend his daughter's High School graduation. Amanda was born a day after the US Open at Pinehurst in 1999, when Mickelson finished second to Payne Stewart .
Second seed Saina, who defeated Japan's Haruko Suzuki 21-15, 20-22, 21-11, will take on local girl Busanan Ongbumrungpan. After 14-15, however, it was Praneeth all the way as he won seven consecutive points to wrap up the game and the match .
The equally confusing White House explanation was too late to head off a some mercilessly fun at the 45th president's expense. As the room erupted in shouts and sarcastic comments, Spicer smiled briefly but ploughed on to the next question.
The Philippines has been grappling with incidents of terrorism, especially on the southern island of Mindanao . Several people were seen injured, but police and Resorts World management have yet to give details.
May 2011 - Woods withdraws from The Players Championship after a 42 on the front nine and takes a break of almost three months. Plans to participate at Augusta in April, on the 20th anniversary of his first Masters victory, also had to be abandoned.
The annual budget for Netflix originals is already $6 billion for 2017; the idea that it will grow even more is pretty wonderful . The controversy drew attention and may mean that people will know about a movie that they may never have discovered or watched.
He finished with 15 points in a frenzied 32 minutes in Game 4 against Golden State . "Whatever I decide, it's going to be great". So yes, in that locker room and on the floor, Durant is, as Curry told me back in January, "one of us".
Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, also died in the attack, while Micah Fletcher, 21, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. George Tschaggeny was wearing Ricky Best's ring when officers arrested him Friday morning beneath an overpass, Sgt.
The UK election just got interesting
Following the previous election , the Conservatives won a working majority of 17 seats in the 650-member House of Commons. The biggest donation for the Conservatives came from theatre producer John Gore, who gave Theresa May's party £1,000,050.
MLB expected to reduce Harper's suspension by 1 game
The bad blood between the two stemmed from a pair of home runs Harper hit off Strickland in the 2014 playoffs. "I don't know. After being hit in the hip by a pitch from Giants' reliever Will Strickland, Harper charged the mound and a brawl ensued.
BA Bermuda Flights To Resume Service Today
The airline has apologised for what it described as a global system outage, saying it was hard at work at resolving the issue. Some British media speculated the system failure was the result of a cyberattack but British Airways rejected that claim.