Jun 2 2017

[Statement] JEF Europe appalled by US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Category: News, Press Release

Brussels, 2 June, 2017.


JEF Europe is shocked about President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement and calls upon the European Union to step up to global leadership in Paris implementation policies.


“Climate change knows no borders - that is why we all have to work together. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement shows a lack of global responsibility and solidarity and will eventually be self-harming.”, says Christopher Glück, President of JEF Europe.


Glück continues: “It’s time for Europe to do its homework and set the pace for the global fight against climate change. As a first step the EU needs to take credible actions for the Paris Agreement implementation and amend the EU Emission Trading System and Effort Sharing Decision to reflect the globally agreed temperature limitation goals.


A. JEF Europe Press release on COP21 (November 2015) 

B. JEF Europe Resolution adopted at FC Rome 2017 (March 2017) 


More information on JEF Europe

The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe is a non-partisan youth NGO active in more than 35 countries. From discussion rounds over seminars to teaching “Europe in class”, JEF members engage in different ways. The organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy and subsidiarity as well as respect for human rights.


Contact information

JEF Europe

Square de Meeûs 25

1000 Brussels