China's Li appeals to Germany for help with certifying C919 jet

As the world awaits Trump's decision on climate change after he denounced the Paris pact in his 2016 presidential campaign, Li said China was committed to tackling the issue, both via the Paris Agreement and by setting national targets.

Democratic officials have vowed to implement the goals of the Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the accord Thursday.

Experts say that while the USA move is expected to have profound implications for the worldwide effort tackling climate change and would deal a major blow to Washington's global standing, it has presented China with an unprecedented opportunity to emerge as a global leader on climate issues. Since President Donald Trump was elected, China has warned him a USA exit would defy the wishes of the rest of the world.

Jerry Brown said if Trump is going to abandon USA leadership in the pact "then California and other states will step up".

The leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden say the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce global warming was a commitment "to our children". "As long as China can stand firm alongside the European Union, the impact of the U.S. retreat can be managed", Zou said.

Johnson told Sky News that Britain still wants the take the lead in fighting climate change and called on individual US states to keep making progress on that front.

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is also working to rally city mayors, 30 of whom have reportedly agreed to join the so far unnamed group, along with 100 businesses and the USCA. Speaking to reporters on Thursday before Trump's decision was announced, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories".

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. Leaders in Italy, Germany, and France released a rare joint statement condemning Mr Trump's actions, and said that the deal wasn't renegotiable even though the US President said he would seek a better deal than what Paris outlined.

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon. Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement.

Fox, who has clashed with Trump since last year's presidential campaign, said the US leader's decision "condemns this generation and those to come" and would leave "a dark legacy just to satisfy your greediness".

Russian Federation joined the chorus speaking out in favour of the climate accord.

Scientists say the planet is likely to reach more risky levels of warming sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge, because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

  • Leroy Wright