Zambia says United States climate change deal withdrawal to hurt developing nations
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 23:32
"Tonight I wish to tell the US, France believes in you".
"Now that U.S. President Trump has announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is expected that the U.S. will expand its oil production even more sharply", said analysts at German bank Commerzbank. California, for example, already has its own measures in place to reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2030.
Deon Terblanche of the World Meteorological Organization said the organization hasn't run any new scientific models following Trump's announcement.
She said while the U.S. leader had made the decision, the private sector can still do its part.
Putin's former chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, who now serves as his ecology representative, reacted to Trump's decision with resignation, saying the choice was "predictable" based on Trump's campaign claims.
"Today's decision is not only highly disappointing, but also highly concerning for those of us that live on the frontline of climate change", President Hilda Heine said in a statement. Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, and Apple CEO Tim Cook both Tweeted our their disappointment, while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg called the exit "bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and [something that] puts our children's future at risk".
Small island nations like those in the South Pacific are on the frontline of climate change, susceptible to more frequent extreme weather events like cyclones, and in danger of being swamped by rising sea levels as polar ice caps melt.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of "subservience" to U.S. president Donald Trump by failing to join fellow European leaders in pledging to keep up the fight on climate change. "Let's not go backwards from the Paris Agreement", he said on Twitter.
Trudeau said Canada will continue to work with the U.S.at the state level, and with other US stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth. "Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement".
"It made sense he did it from the Rose Garden while we still have roses and gardens", Kimmel said.
"We will also continue to reach out to the USA federal government to discuss this matter of critical importance for all humankind, and to identify areas of shared interest for collaboration, including on emissions reductions", Trudeau said.