CANSA Statement on the US Election

“Amidst the looming threat of USA pulling out of Paris agreement, following the election of President- elect Mr. Donald Trump, we would like to remind the world that USA cannot hold climate action to ransom anymore. Climate action is no more just dependent on USA alone, already India, China and other G20 countries are playing a leadership role with their commitments and actions to reduce emissions. Indian government must continue to put pressure on developed countries to not allow USA to shirk its moral and legal obligations to provide finance and reducing domestic emissions” said Sanjay Vashist, Director of Climate Action Network South Asia on the side-lines of COP22 at Marrakech today.