Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 7:59
Just days before North Korea fired land-to-ship missiles off its east coast, Pyongyang slammed President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, calling Trump's move a "shortsighted and silly decision".
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert is joining over 200 mayors across the country in a pledge to uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement after US president Donald Trump pulled the country out of the climate deal last week. But even in the absence of American leadership, even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, I'm confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we've got.
The founder and head of the Virgin Group belongs to a group of global leaders called OceanElders that promotes the protection of the world's seas. I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack. "We already have many local employers who are doing great things to make their companies greener by using less energy, cutting their waste and sourcing products responsibly".
"This pact was signed by former President Obama without Congressional approval".
In 2015, 197 countries signed on to the Paris Agreement, at the the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC).
"The measure adopted relevant sections of the Paris agreement as state law, which gives us legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawai'i, despite the Federal government's withdrawal from the treaty", Hawaii Sen.
He said the US leader has asked to look at possibly reversing agreements on some protected areas, "and that would be a disaster". Withdrawing from the Paris accord effectively cedes this leadership to other countries.
"President Trump is keeping his word and getting America out of a bad deal", said Barrasso. And he would say to him: "History will be kind to us if we do something for our grandchildren, and history will not forgive us if we neglect our grandchildren".