France welcomes US plan to curb power stations’ CO2 emissions
Climate disruption – Communiqué issued by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 3 June 2014
We welcome the US Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired and other power stations. The measure demonstrates the American administration’s determination to achieve its [emissions] reduction target in 2020.
This is part of the climate action plan announced by President Obama in June 2013. It builds on the progress made in recent years and is fully in line with our collective efforts to conclude a global agreement in Paris in 2015 to combat climate disruption.