Helgesen: – Breakthrough Paris Agreement

Vidar Helgesen, joint climate declarationMinister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen.Photo: regjeringen.no

The decision that China and the United States joins the Paris agreement is a milestone in cooperation on climate change, says Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen.

He says the meaning is great that China and the United States joins the international climate agreement.

– They are the two countries that emit the most greenhouse gases in the world. This is a milestone in international climate cooperation, says Helgesen.

Also Rasmus Hansson from Green party is happy that China and the US now joins the Paris Agreement.

– It can hardly be emphasized enough how historic this is. This is an extremely positive, important and strong message to the world, he says.

– For a long time United State and China have been the excuses from rest of the world and Norway to which is now gone, add Hansson.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today