US withdraws from Paris Agreement

Yesterday President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the US from the UN Paris Climate Agreement.

Franciscans International believes this to be an irresponsible act that will have worldwide repercussions affecting millions of lives, particularly of those most vulnerable.

Franciscans International urges the international community to strongly reaffirm its commitments to the Paris agreement and to act without delay in implementing them.

Markus Heinze, Executive Director of Franciscans International said: “It is vital to see a prompt and concerted reaction from both the international community and civil society to ensure that the world’s poorest countries are not left paying an even higher human and environmental cost.”

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