Bloomberg to give $15 million for US share of Climate pact
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 22:33
The Indian-American lawmaker revealed in an interview on CNN that aired on Saturday night, that despite his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris climate accord, Trump had reservations about the impact of the move.
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. "I think they applauded because they knew it would put this country at a disadvantage".
"Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement".
Bloomberg has also urged U.S. cities, states and businesses to follow suit so that the country fulfils its commitments under the accord even though it has officially withdrawn from the pact.
Mr Trump's top climate advisor Scott Pruitt was indignant: "The world applauded when we joined Paris". CNN is reporting that Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, called the Bloomberg Philanthropies financial commitment "crucial".
The signatories declared they are dedicated to doing what it takes to curb carbon emissions to keep climate change to 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, as the Paris Climate Agreement stipulates.
He "knows that it's changing and that the USA has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do", she said.
"We have so many shared interests that disagreement in one area is fine. we are like family and friends. we will work on it".
"The European leaders, why do they want us to stay in?"
Trump formally announced his decision to leave the historic worldwide agreement Thursday after promising to take the action during last year's campaign.