DOZENS OF Greenpeace supporters gathered at the gates of the Embassy of the United States of America in Madrid last Friday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.
Protesters accused Trump of becoming a ‘global threat’ and ‘harming the planet’ in signs they held Friday morning at the entrance of the embassy in central Madrid.
Greenpeace’s director in Spain Mario Rodriguez said last Thursday’s announcement will require U.S. civil society and companies — as well as the rest of the world — to work harder to fight global warming.
‘The battle against climate change is irreversible,’ Rodriguez said. ‘Resistance will be maintained because the United States is much more than just the White House and Trump.’
Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, where the landmark global climate agreement was agreed in December 2015, said the decision by Donald Trump to pull the U.S. out of the deal was ‘a mistake that would have dramatic consequences.’
‘That incredible diplomatic achievement could not have been secured without the decisive role of the United States of America. That is why President Trump is committing a mistake with dramatic and fatal consequences,’ she said.
‘Regardless of President Trump’s decision, the great cities of the world, in particular the twelve American C40 cities, remain resolutely committed to doing what needs to be done to implement the Paris agreement,’ she said, referring to 91 global cities that are have vowed to fight global warming.