china and the European Union have pledged in a meeting on Friday to come together to save what was described by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “our Mother Earth,” staying strong against the decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate deal.

Trump’s action was “a huge mistake,” stated Donald Tusk, EU top ranking official.

The World unites on climate change

Every other nation, including India, has shown commitment to the agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin said though it would be better for the United States to remain in the 2015 pact, he would not castigate Trump.

President Trump declared the US exit on Thursday, fulfilling his “America first” campaign slogan. He said the United States' participation in the deal would undermine American economy, mop off jobs, weaken the US sovereignty and place his country in an unending disadvantage.

Administration officials, including Vice President Pence and Scott Pruitt Environmental Protection Agency Chief, admonished that the Paris climate pact would be a burden and a disadvantage to the US.

Reactions from across the world

France said it would form an alliance with US states and cities to continue the fight against global warming. New York, California and Washington State governors have declared that they would create a “climate alliance” committed to the Paris Pact.

Germany’s most influential auto industry said Europe would require a reexamination of environmental best practices to be competitive after the unfortunate US decision to exit.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the US withdrawal from the climate accord could lead to a sharp rise of 0.3 degrees Celsius to global temperature before the end of the century.

Preserving the environment

German's Chancellor, who is a daughter of a pastor, usually keeps her faith private, said the deal was necessary “to preserve our Creation.”

French President Emmanuel Macron twisted Trump’s campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” to suit him, saying in a statement in English-language that the time has come to “make the planet great again.”

At a meeting in Brussels on Friday, the leaders of the European Union and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged full commitment to the Paris Pact.

They vowed to reduce fossil fuel usage, develop green technology and generate funds to assist poorer countries to reduce greenhouse emissions.

China, the largest polluter in the world, has emerged as Europe’s new ally on climate and other critical areas President Trump prevented the US from getting involved.