The EU expressed regret over the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement

The EU has expressed regret at the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump about the release of the Paris climate agreement. It is stated in the statement of the European Commission, published on its website.

“Today is a sad day for the world community as a key partner again pulled away from the fight against climate change. The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision of the administration to trump on the withdrawal of the US from the Paris agreement”, — stated in the communiqué.

The European Commission recalled that the Paris agreement allows each party to go his own way for the sake of promoting the goals of preventing dangerous climate change and the United States could take advantage of this opportunity. “195 countries have signed the Paris agreement, and there are 195 different ways to achieve the objectives of the Paris agreement,” — said the EC.

“The Paris agreement will continue to apply. The world can continue to count on Europe as a global leader in the fight against climate change,” reads the statement.

About the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement announced earlier President Donald trump at a ceremony at the White house. In his view, it is infeasible for the United States. The President said that the United States will begin negotiations about re-entry into the Paris agreement or of a “new deal on terms fair to the United States, their businesses, their employees, their people, their taxpayers.”

The US withdrawal from the climate agreement, which obliges to reduce or stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, was one of the campaign promises trump. 10 Nov 2016, he stated that “climate change is not the most urgent issue of national security.”