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Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

19 Juin 2017

"From the city level, we are focusing more on a city impact", Soden said.

The vast majority of the House Democratic caucus is co-sponsoring a resolution to condemn President Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change agreement.

The Paris agreement asks any country that signs the document to make efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the European Commission.

The USCM represents 1,408 cities with populations of 30,000 residents or more.

I was in Germany when Trump denounced the Paris Accord, where the action was a big topic of conversation. Secondly, USA is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and climate change. Without the Paris Agreement, our local government will need to be the driver for incentives to create jobs and grow renewable energy industries for which the territory is a prime area. In addition to those mayors and Hawaii, the states of California, Washington, and NY all announced that they were going to work hard to curb climate change. We have the lever and fulcrum that can save the world. Support Logan's Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board's commitment to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. These actions could result in additional costs for USA businesses.

Almost 200 nations have agreed, for the first time in history, that the world must achieve 100 percent renewable energy by the end of this century.

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has gone from being "apocalyptic" to "the best available outcome". In reality, Hillary Clinton carried the city with 80 percent of the vote. "I'm afraid that any leadership vacuum could be filled by others, and this is not what we want to see", Ban said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press.

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Ms Biskupsi co-chairs a sustainability committee with the US Conference of Mayors, which meets twice a year. "Gov. Cuomo of New York has also come out saying 'New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington's irresponsible actions, '" he wrote.

Yet President Trump's announcement puts the United States at odds with every country in the world but two, Syria and Nicaragua, and the latter's reasoning for rejecting the agreement was that it wasn't strong enough.

In short, withdrawing from the Paris agreement was not a smart move.

In the days after the President announced that the U.S. would pull out of the climate deal it played a heavy hand in forming, Hawaii became the first state to codify in law its commitment to honour the goals agreed to by all but three countries in the world.

At the festival, John Holdren, President Obama's senior science adviser, told us that world carbon emissions, which have been on the rise since about 1900, have actually plateaued over the past three years, thanks to business innovation and Obama-era federal policies.

Mayors of cities including Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City have signed on - along with Pittsburgh, which Mr. Trump mentioned in his speech announcing the withdrawal - as have Hewlett-Packard, Mars and dozens of other companies.

Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact