The European Parliament, in the wake of US President Trumps decision to withdraw from the 195 nation strong Paris Climate Pact, have voted with 534 against 88 votes, to cement the national targets agreed upon in Paris, into law.
“Today’s vote gives a crystal clear signal to Donald Trump: Europe acts on its commitments under the Paris agreement and seizes the opportunities of green growth, with or without you,” said Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, a Dutch deputy who shepherded the draft law through the chamber.
The decision still requires siupport from the EU governments before becoming law. A process which can take several years however the parliament with its tremendous support remain confident this will go through.
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