For Immediate Release
Jonathan Stevenson, media officer
Tel: +44 (0)7711 875 345 or +44 (0)20 7820 4913
Trump Pulls Out of the Paris Climate Accord - Global Justice NowResponse
LONDON - Responding to reports that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now said:
"Amidst the series of ill-informed and autocratic policies that Trump has enacted since coming to power, his decision to pull out of the Paris accord stands out as the one that will have the most long-term and disastrous consequences for the world. Despite the US having been responsible for a massively disproportionate share of historic greenhouse gas emissions, it is now washing its hands of the situation while billions of the world’s most vulnerable peoples will face the fatal consequences of rising sea levels, drought, desertification and failing crops.
"At such a critical juncture in the international fight against the worst impacts of the climate crisis, global leaders should be refusing to enter into trade negotiations with the US as a proportionate response to this supremely reckless act of climate vandalism."
A protest has been called at 5.30 on Thursday 1 June at the US Embassy in London
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.
Please select a donation method:
Global Justice Now is a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.