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EU chemical industry stands by its commitment to the Paris agreement

Date

02 Jun 2017

Sections

Innovation & Enterprise

Brussels, 1 June 2017 - Today, US President Trump indicated that he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a vital global pillar in the fight against climate change.

In the run up to the Paris Agreement, European chemical CEOs publicly backed a strong global climate change agreement and applauded the diplomatic efforts to achieve an ambitious and globally-binding agreement.

We stand by this position.

We believe the EU chemical industry is a pillar for tomorrow’s low carbon economy. Chemical innovations enable current and future climate change solutions, including renewable energy, energy storage and thousands of products to improve energy efficiency, such as in vehicles and buildings. 

The Paris agreement gives us the flexible framework to manage climate change while providing a smooth transition for business. Global competitiveness can best be achieved with the US remaining in the Paris agreement.

Contact: Dervla Gleeson, Cefic Media Relations Manager (dgl@cefic.be / 00 32 2 676 7289)

 

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About Cefic:

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is the Brussels-based organisation that represents the European chemical industry. Created in 1972, it represents 29,000 companies that produce about a fifth of the world’s chemicals and employs around 1.2 million people. To learn more about Cefic, visit our Web site at www.cefic.org/newsroom

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