The bills outlines several strategies, plans, and advancements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the worldwide treaty’s goals. The meeting had been scheduled long before Trump’s decision on the Paris Agreement, but the timing sent a clear message about who will lead the fight to address climate change in the coming years.
“The Trump administration’s announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world’s ability to avoid the most risky and costly effects of climate change”, reads the letter signed by local and state government leaders, universities and businesses.
The renewable energy industry grew 14 percent. By leaving a vacant seat at the table, the White House has further isolated the USA from the rest of the global community, leaving other nations, namely China, poised to fill the void.
Trump and his supporters argue that the deal would hamper the USA more than some other countries.
The rift between Trump and European G7 leaders, opened during last month’s meetings, grew exponentially after the USA opted to withdraw from the accord.
“This pact was signed by former President Obama without Congressional approval”.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that Canada was “deeply disappointed” that the United States federal government had made a decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. We will become increasingly irrelevant to the rest of the world.
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling says it’s time for action on climate change. Canadians know we need to take decisive and collective action to tackle the many harsh realities of our changing climate. So even though the US administration is out, the world continues to move ahead. As one of only three UN member nations to refuse to participate in the Paris Climate Accord, the remainder of the world will continue to innovate and outpace us.
South Africa, hereby, joins countries as diverse as North Korea and United States neighbour, Canada.
Still, the decision was yet another sign the Trump administration is dismissive of science and uninterested in America’s role as a leader on the global stage.
“But that’s temporary”, the California governor said.
“After China, the U.S.is the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas polluter – and China is leading the renewable energy revolution. This is our chance to show the world that Canadians are innovative and forward-thinking by prioritizing renewable energy and upholding our worldwide commitments to act on climate change for the sake of people now and into the future”.