Joint Statement by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the United States re-joining the Paris Agreement
Joint Statement given yesterday by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the United States re-joining the Paris Agreement.
The European Union welcomes the decision by President Biden for the United States to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate change. We are looking forward to having the United States again at our side in leading global efforts to combat the climate crisis. The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our time and it can only be tackled by combining all our forces. Climate action is our collective global responsibility.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November will be a crucial moment to increase global ambition, and we will use the upcoming G7 and G20 meetings to build towards this. We are convinced that if all countries join a global race to zero emissions, the whole planet will win.
Statement on the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement (31.265 kB – PDF)
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