Amid rumours that Donald Trump will decide to pull the USA out of the Paris climate agreement, Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has said that such a move should not lessen the resolve of other countries to continue to fight climate change.
“The science of global warming is not up for debate. If President Trump decides to stand with countries such as Syria and Nicaragua and against 99.9% of the world’s scientists it should not stop the rest of the world from supporting the Paris Agreement and its aims.
Investing in renewable energy and green technology is an economic no-brainer, particularly for Wales. Thanks to our geographical location and natural resources we could lead the world in developing the technologies of the future and ensuring that we create high paying high skilled jobs in our local communities. If President Trump does not want to take advantage of such a business opportunity then I have no doubt that Wales and the rest of the world will.”