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Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate

03 June 2017, 07:21 | Virginia Benson

Leaders around the world are slamming the United States' choice to leave the Paris climate accord.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Friday disagreed with Trump's assertion that his decision was a good move for the American economy.

"Canada has had more progressive policies on climate for a couple of decades than in the U.S.in general and a lot of the actions in Canada has come from the provinces as is also the case in the USA", said Sydney Ribaux.

Now, with President Trump's decision to reverse our nation's commitments to this historic agreement, we turn to cities and localities once again.

China had said all along that regardless of what the United States made a decision to do, it would keep its commitment to the Paris accord, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

In 2015, 195 countries - all but Nicaragua and Syria - signed the Paris climate accord.

He said he would notify the U.N. Secretary General and the climate change secretariat that US cities, states, businesses and others will aim to meet the United States' commitment to reducing emissions 26 percent below the 2005 levels by 2025.


A 50 percent reduction in energy consumption citywide. UN Environment Programme chief Eric Solheim said that China, India, the European Union are showing strong leadership and "190 nations are showing strong determination to work with them to protect this and future generations".

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt spent a press briefing Friday dodging questions about whether President Trump believes in climate change.

For example, Trump said during his announcement that the US would lose $3 trillion in GDP because of the agreement, citing a report from National Economic Research Associates Economic Consulting. Iger joined Tesla's Elon Musk and corporate leaders from Google and Amazon in condemning Trump's decision.

In a critical note posted on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social media behemoth said stopping climate change must remain a global goal.

"Countries worked hard for the agreement for years and many countries, including France, Germany and Italy, have already said that the agreement will not be renegotiated".

The Paris Agreement, which went into effect November 4, 2016, and now has 147 signatories, would have big impacts on global temperatures, climate scientists have said.

The 2016 Paris Accord was regarded as a landmark deal that brought so many nations together, but back in 2009 the Copenhagen summit tried and ultimately failed to produce comparable results. After Trump announced that the U.S. would begin its exit, he called the agreement "a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries".



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