Pelosi: Trump's decision on Paris accord 'doesn't have factual basis'
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 23:12
"I am departing presidential councils".
"The President has indicated that climate changes", Pruitt said. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world". Even supporters of Trump's action expressed mixed views on this question, with 48 percent saying Trump's action will boost US leadership, while 48 percent think it will make no difference or will harm the nation's standing. The main activity was the separate meetings with EU, NATO and fellow G7 leaders. "It's America - Donald Trump's America - that now looks like the laggard".
"We remain steadfastly committed to the sustainability, carbon and energy goals that we have set as a company and to the Paris Agreement's ultimate success", Microsoft President Brad Smith said in the statement. He said frequently during last year's election campaign that climate change was a hoax.
Former vice president Al Gore, a champion of environmental causes who tried personally to persuade Trump to keep the United States in the agreement, echoed Kerry.
Bloomberg has also pledged to muster $15 million for the United Nations' climate body, substituting for U.S. funding likely to be axed by Trump. "It may be the most self-defeating action in American history". Singh, who was inaugurating a two-day national level conference on "Capacity Building of State Disaster Response Force-2017", said the step taken by USA is a cause of concern not just for India but also for other nations.
"The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most risky and costly effects of climate change", according to a copy of the missive shared by sources with Recode. That's a strong message for Trump who insists he is fulfilling the people's mandate.
In a world so divided by ideology, inequality and economic competition, the Paris agreement was one rare area of global consensus to cooperate, on climate change. For instance, the Copenhagen Fund 2009 that was supposed to offer $30 billion as compensation to LDC's for 2010-2012 and the Rio Fund of $100 billion did not receive all the promised pledged cash.
Key countries quickly made it clear they will not renegotiate the Paris Agreement.
Since Trump has already made clear the United States wants to leave the pact, and no longer subscribes to its emissions pledges, nor will it meet its US$3bil (RM12.8bil) pledge on the Green Climate Fund, it would be unusual to enable the country to still negotiate with the same status as other members that remain committed to their pledges. "I believe the US should be at the front of the pack".
In an open letter, the signatories vow to "continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement", even "in the absence of leadership from Washington".
And, contrary to what he says, Trump is simply not listening to the voices of businesses like Silicon Valley titans, 3M, Cargill, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, investors, City Mayors, not to mention his own close advisor Ivanka Trump, his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.