"Whatever his decision, the Paris Agreement will survive Donald Trump because the rest of the world will continue and stick to its commitment. The agreement will not only survive Trump but, as a cornerstone of international climate policy, will survive us all. It will continue to guide the world when nobody is speaking about Donald Trump anymore", said Peter Liese MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament.
We need to react now. There can be no doubt that Europe, alongside all the other major players, will continue its climate policy but it is even more important to protect our industry from carbon leakage. The European Parliament adopted several amendments proposed by the EPP Group to the Emissions Trading System in order to better protect the industry that is using the latest technology and in international competition. The Council of Ministers needs to agree to these amendments and we need to consider further action", concluded Liese, calling for a strong reaction on the part of the European Union.
The European Parliament gave the green light to the ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement back in early October 2016.