Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says


Climate change action need to go
beyond the 2015 Paris agreement, French President Emmanuel
Macron said on Thursday, in comments reinforcing his earlier
position on an international deal hit by U.S President Donald
Trump’s decision to pull out.

“The Paris agreement is… a step in the right direction but
it is not enough and we need to continue to advance and show, in
terms of concrete plans and financing, our ability to go beyond
it,” said Macron.

Macron is leading the charge to keep the momentum on the
landmark accord that was reached in the French capital in 2015,
after Trump’s decision to pull out drew condemnation from world

Macron was speaking during a joint briefing with the head of
the World Bank in Paris and ahead of a visit to Paris by Trump
next week.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that, for his part,
the World Bank firmly backed the COP21 Paris climate change
(Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta;
Editing by John Irish and Andrew Callus)