The United Nations' (UN) secretary-general António Guterres has urged US President Donald Trump to retain the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

The call was made following Trump’s announcement to withdraw the US from the agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and promote security worldwide.

Guterres said in a statement: “The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they recognise the immense harm that climate change is already causing and the enormous opportunity that climate action presents. It offers a meaningful yet flexible framework for action by all countries.

“The transformation envisaged in the Paris Agreement is already under way. The secretary-general remains confident that cities, states, and businesses within the US, along with other countries, will continue to demonstrate vision and leadership by working for the low-carbon, resilient economic growth that will create quality jobs and markets for twenty-first century prosperity.

“It is crucial that the US remains a leader on environmental issues.”    

The UN is also calling upon the US Government and other countries in the world to build a sustainable future for the next generations.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.