Americans on Paris Climate Accord
delivered 2 June
2017, Paris, France
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Now, let me say a few words to our American
Climate change is one of the major issue[s] of our time. It is already
changing our daily lives but it is global. Everyone's impacted. And if
we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage[s]
-- a dangerous world.
It is not the future we want for ourselves.
It is not the future we want
for our children.
It is not the future we want for our world.1
Today, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced his
withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement. I do
respect his decision, but I do think it is an actual mistake, both for
the U.S. and for our planet.
I just said President Trump in a few words a few minutes ago this
Tonight, I wish to tell the United States, France believes in you.
world believes in you.2
I know that you are a great nation. I know your
history, our common history.
To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who
were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States,
I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland.
I call on them: Come and work here with us, to work together on concrete
solutions for our climate, our environment. I can assure you, France
will not give up the fight.
I reaffirm clearly that the Paris agreement remains irreversible and
will be implemented, not just by France but by all the other nations.
Over the coming hours, I will have the opportunity to speak with our
main partners to define a common strategy and to launch new initiatives.
I already know that I can count on them.
I call on you to remain confident. We will succeed, because we are fully
Because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the
same responsibility: Make Our Planet Great Again.
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