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EU vows ‘no backsliding’ on Paris pact

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Published Jun 3, 2017, 4:48 am IST
Updated Jun 3, 2017, 4:48 am IST
In this world we will be in a jungle without rules, says Li.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

 China and the EU are sending the world a signal there can be “no backsliding” on the Paris climate pact, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday after the US pullout from the landmark deal.

“Our joint leadership provides business, investors and researchers both in Europe and China and throughout the world the certainty they need to build a global low carbon economy,” Juncker said as he opened trade and climate talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Brussels.

 

“And it makes a statement to the world: there is no reverse gear to the energy transition, there is no backsliding on the Paris agreement,” Juncker said. Li said: “We need to uphold rules, especially multilateral rules. In this world we will be in a jungle without rules. China always upholds multilateral rules, including WTO rules.”

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