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EU insists it is committed to combating climate change

The president of the European Council has reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to tackling climate change, amid criticism of efforts made by the bloc and one of its most prominent politicians.

Council president Donald Tusk called on 19 September for a “prompt and comprehensive” implementation of the international climate agreement reached by world leaders in Paris last year.

Speaking at a UN meeting in New York, he said the EU will unequivocally support countries feeling the worst effects of climate change in their “determined fight” against it. Singling out Fiji and Bhutan in particular, he said: “We cannot let them or any others down.”

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