Climate Change action must go beyond Paris Accord – Macron

by Abayomi Gbadebello

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said action on Climate Change needs to go beyond the 2015 Paris agreement, Sputnik International reports.

Macron’s comment has reinforced his earlier position on an international deal hit by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out.

“The Paris Agreement is a step in the right direction but it is not enough and we need to continue to advance and show in terms of concrete plans and financing, our ability to go beyond it,” said Macron.

Macron is leading the charge to keep the momentum on the landmark accord that was reached in the French capital in 2015 after Trump’s decision to pull out drew condemnation from world leaders.

Macron was speaking during a joint briefing with the head of the World Bank in Paris, ahead of Donald Trump visit to Paris next week.

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