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EERA support EU´s commitment to fight climate change after US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

07/06/2017

EERA support EU´s commitment to fight climate change after US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Statement by Nils Røkke, EERA Chairman

In the aftermath of the US decision to step out of the Paris Agreement, EERA strongly support the EU in its commitment and continuous effort to fight climate change at domestic and global level. Climate change does not see geographical borders and working with partners around the world is key to tackle it.

Although regretting the US decision, we believe that the current framework can also be an opportunity to give fresh impetus to the Paris Agreement and support Europe´s role as a leader in fighting climate change, building new collaborations with key countries and reinforcing existing ones.

Europe should also support the many US companies, cities and civil society representatives who have been vocal against their country´s decision to leave the Agreement. Their voice shows that bottom-up initiatives and commitment to fight climate change are a reality that cannot be stopped.

The EERA community is and will keep on contributing to the EU effort, by working together with decision makers, businesses, research and academic partners, cities and other players in Europe and around the world.

As the key European player in energy research, EERA is committed to step up the EU effort to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement”, said Nils Røkke, the EERA Chairman. “We will keep on working with our European and international partners in the continued effort within the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan to contribute to a low-carbon world.

 

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