US withdrawal will rally support for Paris - EEA boss

Markets and innovation could be more important in meeting the Paris climate goals than US political support for the process, the European Environment Agency chief has suggested

Markets and innovation could be more important in meeting the Paris climate goals than US political support for the process, the European Environment Agency (EEA) chief has suggested.

EEA executive director Professor Hans Bruyninckx said that while the US government's intention to withdraw from the Paris process was a "challenge" given the country's role in global governance, the investments required to meet the targets were driven by markets and technological advances as much as by policy. 

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