Global investor group urges United States to rejoin Paris climate accord – Reuters

Written by: Matthew Green, Ross Kerber

LONDON (Reuters) – A group representing European and U.S. investors with a collective $30 trillion (£23 trillion) in assets urged the United States to quickly rejoin a global accord to tackle climate change on Wednesday, as a decision by President Donald Trump to leave the pact came into effect.

The group, whose members include big investors such as New York-based BlackRock Inc, BLK.N the world’s largest asset manager, warned that the United States risked falling behind in the race to create a cleaner global economy by leaving the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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