European Committee of the Regions deeply regrets the decision of President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Responding this announcement Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, has underscored the unwavering commitment of cities and regions across the European Union to curb climate change and respond to this global threat, which affects the lives and livelihoods of people in every corner of the European Union.
Markkula: “We must tap into the vast support for climate action among voters and among local and regional politicians, by giving cities and regions a formal role in shaping the global climate agenda,” President Markkula said. “On this side of the Atlantic, regions and cities have already said that they can and will deliver the climate goals agreed in Paris, and many are willing to go further. We extend our support to all US cities and states willing to try and do the same.” >>
PRIMO considers direct action on climate change – knowing the many research results, predictions and possible scentari0’s scientists have published in the last decades – a form of public risk management. It has already passed the stage of the Precautionary Principle – a strategy to cope with possible risks where scientific understanding is yet incomplete – but has entered the arena of accepting proven correlations, raise the awareness and moreover respond swiftly and properly . “Being too late is not an option” (Barrack Obama).