OECD holds out hope US may return to Paris climate pact

June 2, 2017 19:05

PARIS  - The head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development held out hope on Friday the United States might row back on President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, saying the pact was good for growth.

OECD secretary general Angel Gurria said research by the Paris-based policy forum had found that strong climate action combined with fiscal and other reforms would boost growth.

“I urge countries, companies, cities, states, and citizens to step up their efforts in combating climate change, in defending the future generations that it threatens, through ambitious outcomes under the Paris Agreement. I also hope that the US government might find it possible to reconsider its decision at a future moment.”

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