The leaders of France and Germany say Europe and individual American states need to fill the gap left by U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Two of Europe's most powerful leaders are applauding efforts to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talking to delegates at the Bonn Climate Change Conference on Wednesday (November 15). Merkel approving of efforts by American states and cities to go ahead with the Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump's withdrawal of the federal government from it. Macron agreeing with her, and stating that Europe needed to fill the gap to protect other international institutions such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. Two hundred countries are represented at the Bonn conference. The United States came with an agenda of promoting so-called "clean coal" consumption.