Cities, States and Companies Vow to Stick to the Paris Climate Agreement

US President Donald Trump says the Paris climate pact is unfair to the United States.

(Although the cities cannot technically join the agreement as they're not members of the United Nations, they can informally agree to its guidelines.) According to a statement from Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who serves as the chair of C40, an global coalition of mayors focused on climate action, the cities remain united in their goals.

That 2014 study didn't include all the eventual commitments to cut emissions by nations or assume that the pledges would continue beyond 2030. In 2008, MA lawmakers passed a law requiring the state to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

President Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the Paris agreement in a speech from the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon.

Landmark buildings around the world were bathed in green light after President Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the US from a landmark, global climate agreement.

The World Meteorological Organization sought to quantify Trump's decision, estimating that USA withdrawal from the emissions-cutting accord could add 0.3°C to global temperatures by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario.

"It just, in my opinion, presents America in a poor light on an worldwide scene in terms of being a leader", he said.

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Trump also suggested that the Paris Agreement would lead to only a minuscule reduction in global temperature. Britain also distanced itself from the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris agreement .

The most humiliating rebuff to the U.S President came from the city of Pittsburgh, which Trump referred to while making the case for ditching the climate change accord saying he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris.

While Trump said the United States would be willing to rejoin the accord if it could obtain more favorable terms, the three European leaders said the agreement cannot be renegotiated, "since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economics".

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo - both Democrats - also are joining the alliance.

"It's an important global agreement on climate change", May said Friday. "Climate action is a moral responsibility of all global leaders, especially of those countries that have historically exploited resources globally and contributed disproportionately to global warming", said Chellam.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left listens to Ana Casas Garcia as he tours laboratories at the Innovation Centre, during the general election campaign trail, in York, England, Friday June 2, 2017.

Trump announced during a speech at the White House Rose Garden that he had made a decision to pull out of the landmark climate deal, in part because it would not reduce global temperatures fast enough to have a significant impact.

Trump's move could still give some countries the political cover to scale back their efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, says Niklas Höhne, a founding partner at the NewClimate Institute in Cologne, Germany.

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