Canadian Response to the U.S. Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement

Posted by on Thursday, June 1, 2017
air, air pollution, climate change
Catherine McKenna, the Environment and Climate Change Minister, said on Thursday that, “while Canada is deeply disappointed that the United States has chosen to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, we remain steadfast in our commitment to work with our global partners to address climate change and promote clean growth. It is the right thing to do for future generations and will create good jobs as we grow a clean economy."

This was in response to a decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Paris Agreement, negotiated by 195 countries, sent an important signal to the market. In fact, it has opened up $23 trillion in clean innovation opportunities for climate-smart investments in emerging markets between now and 2030.

The Minister added, "with or without the United States, the momentum around the Paris Agreement and climate action is unstoppable."

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