Poorer nations robust in the face of Trump pullout from climate deal
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 8:46
Coderre also issued a statement saying that, despite the setback of losing the US, cities around the world must continue to assume their responsibilities when it comes to climate change and the environment.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Friday disagreed with Trump's assertion that his decision was a good move for the American economy.
The governors of four New England states - including two Republicans - are joining a bipartisan coalition of states committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
"We are already halfway there and we can accelerate our process further even without any support from Washington", Bloomberg said. "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up - and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us".
Kremlin aide Andrei Belousov said the USA move punched a gaping hole in the Paris accord.
Trump's decision has provoked furious backlash from the signatories of the accord and caused protests in the US. He said his own foundation will help coordinate the USA effort, which will be called America's Pledge, and it will help submit "nationally determined contributions" like other nations.