Canada, China, EU, Partners Push Forward On Paris Climate Deal

Canada, China, EU, Partners Push Forward On Paris Climate Deal

Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting tomorrow requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

With more than half of G20 members attending – representing most of the world’s largest economies – “this first gathering of its kind aims to further galvanise global momentum for the implementation of the Paris Agreement,” the European Commission said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will make a brief appearance at the Montreal talks, will again stand apart from US President Donald Trump on this issue and resolutely commit Canada to reduce its carbon footprint, Canadian officials have said.

When Trump chose to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord, Canada, China and the European Union immediately reaffirmed their respective commitments to the climate pact, and in July the G20 called the accord “irreversible.” Read More…

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