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© Fadel Senna, AFP | Members of international delegations play with a giant air globe ball outside the COP22 climate conference on November 18, 2016, in Marrakesh.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-06-02

World leaders reacted with anger and defiance after US President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States, the world's second-biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate deal, which the EU, China and India have vowed to uphold.

  • Trump said the Paris accord would undermine the US economy, cost US jobs and weaken American national sovereignty.
  • World leaders lashed Trump’s decision as misguided and vowed to defend a deal they view as crucial for the planet’s future.
  • The world's top polluter China and third-placed India both vowed to uphold the Paris agreement.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump had made a mistake and rejected the suggestion of renegotiating the deal.
  • Leading US business figures also called Trump’s move a blow to international efforts to halt global warming.

Read our live blog to follow the day's developments below.

Live: World reacts after US pulls out of Paris climate accord

Date created : 2017-06-02

  • USA - ENVIRONMENT

    Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

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