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Hollywood actor criticises US take on Paris climate agreement

IANS  |  Dubai 

praised on Sunday the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) for fighting the global warming, while criticising the for pulling out of the climate agreement.

made the comments at the 2018 World Government Summit on climate change, saying the is the first Arab country which signed, and later ratified, the agreement in November 2016, with the aim to limit the temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.

The has pledged to generate 50 per cent of its domestic from by 2050, reported.

De Niro, renowned for his lead characters in blockbuster films like Raging Bull (1980) and (1990), added that "the situation in my country is not helping."

He said his country, the biggest economy in the world, is causing a "lasting damage to our planet," due to the arrogance under Donald Trump, who decided to withdraw from the agreement in June, 2017.

On the prospects for the US role in fighting global warming, the 74-year-old Hollywood veteran remained optimistic for the long-term.

"We are in a different time in this world now ... But we will fix that eventually," he said.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 06:44 IST