US, Nordic countries pledge cooperation on climate change

US President Barack Obama and the leaders of five Nordic countries agree to work together on combating climate change and implementing the Paris climate agreement.

"The leaders recognize that climate change is one of the foremost challenges the world is facing," they say in a joint statement. "No effort should be spared in making concrete progress domestically and abroad over the coming decades by shifting to low carbon economies and creating more resilient communities."

The US, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden also stress the importance of protecting the Arctic, which most border and which they note is "one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change."

As part of a summit between the US and Nordic countries, the US and Denmark agreed to work together on offshore wind energy while the US and Norway agreed to sign an agreement on sustainable forestry.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25
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