«We, the Heads of State and of Government of France, Germany and Italy, take note with regret of the decision by the United States of America to withdraw from the universal agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement remains a cornerstone in the cooperation between our countries, for effectively and timely tackling climate change and for implementing the 2030 Agenda sustainable development goals. We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies.»[Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri]
«Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that Italy remained committed to reducing emissions and fulfilling all its obligations under the agreement» [Fonte]
«French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday night that the effects of climate change are already evident around the world. “We will not negotiate a less restrictive accord,” he said, adding that France, Germany and Italy remained united behind the agreement» [Fonte]
«The EU and China underline their highest political commitment to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement in all its aspects»
«We have to protect Mother Earth …. We will focus our energies in Germany, the European Union and across the world with more resolve than ever before (…) to overcome these challenges of climate change …. The US decision can’t and won’t stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet …. Donald Trump’s isolationist course in climate policies antagonizes many of the investment strategies of numerous US and global companies, which support the Paris agreement» [Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel]
Ma questi signori e queste signore sanno dare un peso alle parole che pronunciano?
Risponde loro Mr Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA).
«The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive »
«The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated»
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Germany’s powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain competitive after the United States said it would withdraw from the Paris climate pact.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.
“The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive,” Matthias Wissmann, president of the German auto industry lobby group VDA, said in a statement on Friday.
“The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated,” Wissmann said, adding that the decision by the Unites States was disappointing.
The VDA said electricity and energy prices are already higher in Germany than in the United States, putting Germany at a disadvantage.
The VDA represents carmakers including BMW (BMWG.DE), Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler (DAIGn.DE).
The VDA’s warning comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the strongest advocates of the global pact to curb emissions of gases that speed climate change, said there was no turning back from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.