Climate – United States - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (31.05.18)

Q - A year ago, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the Paris climate deal. How is cooperation with the United States on this issue going to develop? Donald Trump had proposed brokering another deal; are you considering this possibility?

A - On June 1, 2017, the United States announced their intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. To date, it is continuing to participate in a constructive manner in the discussions under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We hope it will remain in the agreement so that it does not isolate itself from the international community. We are continuing to engage in dialogue with this important partner in order to combat global warming and environmental degradation. As stated by President Macron, “the door is not closed.”

Furthermore, we are continuing our work with the coalition of states, cities and public and private partners that have signed the “We are still in” declaration, a key actor of the global commitment to this common cause.

As it demonstrated in the discussions that took place during COP23 and confirmed during the “One Planet Summit” on December 12, France remains fully committed to the fight against global warming and continues to support all groups of actors that formed as a result of COP21.