Durham, Chapel Hill mayors commit to Paris agreement

Durham, Chapel Hill mayors commit to Paris agreement

Durham, Chapel Hill mayors commit to Paris agreement

On Thursday the USA president announced he would pull his country out of the landmark agreement that has commitments from every country in the world except Syria and Nicaragua.

"Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the US's leadership position in the world", said Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein.

Plank is one of several CEOs to speak out against Trump's decision.

"If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks", said the letter.

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Environmental campaigners staged protests against President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, while other nations pledged to double down on their efforts to curb global warming.

Notably, Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is coordinating an effort among leaders, businesses and universities to formally submit a plan to the United Nations that pledges to meet the USA targets drawn up in the agreement, the Times said. But much of the financing and technology sharing that flows between the United States and India isn't part of the Paris accords, but is laid out in bilateral agreements between the two countries. "The U.S. withdrawal means that we have lost a very strong supporter and partner of the Paris Agreement and the main goal of the agreement - to limit the increase in temperature to under two degrees - will be much more hard to achieve".

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While noted for their strong support of Trump, America's evangelical Christian community has expressed mixed opinions on the announcement. Baker and Scott last month urged Trump to continue the USA commitment to the climate agreement.

"The world can not wait - and neither will we". "The Paris agreement provides the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", said a document published on the official Downing Street website.

"I reaffirm clearly that the Paris Agreement remains irreversible and will be implemented not just by France but by all the other nations", Macron vowed.

Malloy said that CT is "a national leader in combating climate change" and has no intention of slowing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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"Even with the Trump administration in place, the global trend toward renewable energies is continuing - including in the United States", Höhne says.

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