United States governors, mayors, businesses, commit to Paris climate pact goals
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 10:19
Participating cities and states contribute $6.2 trillion to the USA economy, officials said, and include cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Houston.
Climate change activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, has just offered a way to protest President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the global agreement to fight rising temperatures and support organizations that take the issue very seriously. In addition, Africa is already suffering the effects of warming rates at almost twice the global average.
"Chicago is already 40 percent of the way toward fulfilling the Paris agreement and the goals set".
Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. are among dozens of companies that pledged their support for policies combating climate change following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.
Meanwhile, mayors of more than 85 American cities signed a letter the same day President Trump made his announcement, confirming the commitment of their cities to promoting clean energy and reducing emissions.
"All the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country?" said Pruitt.
Haley's comments are the closest acknowledgement by an administrative authority since Trump took office that the President -who has called climate change a "hoax" on multiple occasions - believes global warming is occurring and humanity has a role in it. "It's what we'll continue to do", she added.
"Paris or no Paris, our commitment to preserving the climate is for the sake of future generations", Modi said.