17.03.17 13:17

Trump attack on the future of the planet

"The proposed budget cuts on environmental protection and international climate action are a direct attack on the world's sustainable development", says Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Jo LEINEN (S&D). "Funding cuts will directly harm global efforts to fight climate change and stabilise the earth's atmosphere."

"The proposal goes against UN commitments made by the US. Trump is putting a risk to the global community by following only egoistic and national interests", criticises Jo LEINEN. "Aid cuts by an international heavy weight like the US cannot be accepted by other UN partners. This kind of policy calls into question the United States' reputation and credibility on global level", Jo LEINEN adds. "The Congress should challenge the proposal during the upcoming budget negotiations and international pressure should build up to correct this destructive path."