Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has today reaffirmed its support for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change following the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw the country from the historic accord.
Commenting on the decision, Ibec Senior Energy and Environment Executive, Conor Minogue stated: “The 2015 Paris Agreement is a truly historic agreement and it marks the first serious global effort to confront climate change. Today’s decision, while regrettable, should not derail ongoing efforts to implement the accord. The Irish business community remains fully committed to their EU obligations under the agreement. Ibec will continue to work with the Irish Government and partners in Europe to ensure a cost effective and equitable transition to a low carbon economy."