The European Union, she underlined, regrets the decision but will continue as a global climate leader and persistent advocate of ambitious climate action.
“The unilateral withdrawal from the agreement is first and foremost a blemish on the reputation of the US. It is shameful that the country is this indifferent when it comes to our common future,” she lamented in a press release from the Ministry of the Environment.
Mikkonen also estimated that the withdrawal means other countries should deepen their co-operation in the fight against the climate emergency and ensure the inclusion of the American cities, companies and civil society stakeholders that strive to operate sustainably and, thereby, create a competitive advantage for themselves.
The United States’ withdrawal from the agreement will come into effect no sooner than one day after the presidential elections held on 3 November 2020.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: Uusi Suomi