G20 Leaders Defy Trump, Voice Support for Paris Climate Accord

HeadlineJul 07, 2017

Earlier today, Brazil, Russia, India and China—the so-called BRICS countries—called on the G20 to push for implementation of the Paris climate deal, despite Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of it. This is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking as G20 talks opened.

Chancellor Angela Merkel: “We know the United States has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement. All others—or, at least as far as I know, many, many others—are still committed to the Paris Agreement. And how that turns out is something we will tell you at the end, when we have finished the communiqué.”

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