German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and French President Emmanuel Macron: We "take note with regret of the decision."
A joint statement between Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was released following Trump's announcement:
"We, the Heads of State and of Government of France, Germany and Italy, take note with regret of the decision by the United States of America to withdraw from the universal agreement on climate change.
The Paris Agreement remains a cornerstone in the cooperation between our countries, for effectively and timely tackling climate change and for implementing the 2030 Agenda sustainable development goals.
We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies.
We are convinced that the implementation of the Paris Agreement offers substantial economic opportunities for prosperity and growth in our countries and on a global scale.
We therefore reaffirm our strongest commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement, including its climate finance goals and we encourage all our partners to speed up their action to combat climate change.
We will step up efforts to support developing countries, in particular the poorest and most vulnerable, in achieving their mitigation and adaptation goals."
Source: Government of Italy
French President Emmanuel Macron: "It's a mistake for our planet."
French President Emmanuel Macron took his displeasure on Trump's withdrawal a step further by making his stance clearer on Twitter: "I do respect President Trump's decision but I think it's a mistake for our planet," Macron tweeted. "Climate change is already changing our daily lives. It's not the future we want for our world."
Macron also delivered an unprecedented English-language speech at the Élysée Palace.
"To all the scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision by the president of the United States, I want to say they will find in France a second homeland," said Macron. "I call on them — come and work here with us, to work together on concrete solutions for our climate."
"Wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility to make our planet great again," Macron said.