Emmanuel Macron attends a welcome ceremony with Xi Jinping outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Florence Lo/ Reuters
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron declared on Wednesday that the Paris climate pact is “irreversible,” after the United States formally withdrew from the accord this week.
Major powers expressed regret and concern after President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change.
Washington presented its withdrawal letter to the United Nations on Monday, the first possible date under the accord negotiated by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, making the world’s largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.
In a joint statement released after Xi and Macron held talks in Beijing, the two leaders reaffirmed “their firm support for the Paris accord which they consider as an irreversible process and a compass for strong action on climate.”
Without directly naming the US, Macron said he “deplores the choices made by others” as he sat next to Xi following the talks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were due to hold talks in Paris on Monday with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances.
Bolsonaro responded on Sunday to a Facebook post that compared the looks of his wife Michelle, 37, with Macron's 66-year-old wife Brigitte. "Do not humiliate the man hahahah," Bolsonaro wrote, in a comment widely criticised as sexist.
The seas are rising relentlessly but not the world leaders. It’s hot even in the Arctic but decision-makers are cool. Young people are on the streets protesting against inaction, but heads of states huddled together in Osaka, Japan for the G20 meeting with facile jokes, embarrassing handshakes and posed smiles.
New details of how quickly China plans to reduce carbon emissions will be revealed on Friday when Beijing releases its next Five Year Plan. And in April, President Joe Biden is expected to announce the United States’ own new targets for emissions cuts.
The typing centres affirmed that the entry permit application was activated since last Friday and covered all types of residence visas, noting that the holder of a UAE residence visa who stayed abroad for more than 6 months can apply for the entry permit.
Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature of 1.9°C at 4:15 am on Sunday. Jabal Al Rahba in RAK also recorded 4.2°C. and Jabal Mabrah recorded 4.6 °C, while Rukna in the city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, recorded 6.7°C.
The court indicated that he based his claim on a copy of the medical report, which was not sufficient to prove that the injury occurred as a result of work.