The result of the US elections has just been announced.
In reaction, Ulriikka Aarnio, International Climate Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

“It is regrettable that the next US President has not yet understood that the world is on track to phase out fossil fuels. While it is clear that Mr Trump cannot withdraw the US nor undermine the Paris Agreement, there is a risk for the US to miss the boat in a race to a renewable future.

There is however no fear that the world’s ongoing energy shift would be troubled by this election result. As more than a half of all countries in the world have ratified the Paris Agreement, it is clear that the Paris momentum will continue no matter who the President of the US is.”

ENDS

Contact:

Caroline Westblom, CAN Europe Communications Officer, caroline@caneurope.org, Local number in Marrakech + 212 653 604 462

Ulriikka Aarnio, CAN Europe International Climate Policy Coordinator, ulriikka@caneurope.org, Local number in Marrakech + 212 6 53 60 43 48 ,
Mobile (Belgium): +32 494 525 761

Notes to editors

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 130 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.