EU ‘more determined’ than ever to fight climate change – Merkel

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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Europe was “more determined than ever” to fight climate change after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement. Speaking to the German parliament a week before hosting a G20 summit, Merkel called global warming an “existential challenge” for humanity and stressed that the 2015 Paris deal was “not negotiable.” She vowed to stand her ground with Trump, saying that “the differences are obvious and it would be dishonest to try to cover that up. That I won’t do.” The Paris Agreement commits signatories to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, which is blamed for melting ice caps and glaciers, rising sea levels and more violent weather events.

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