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Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges
Parmenio Sano | 08 Giugno, 2017, 12:07

But there's still hope for them, thanks to resistance at the state, city, and local level. The rally was to call attention to what scientist be.

Brown also said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to expand trade between California and China with an emphasis on renewable energy sources.

Gov. David Ige signed two bills into law that seek to make Hawaii a greener place to live.

Hawaii's governor has signed a bill that adopts goals of the Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's announcement last week that the pulling out of the global accord.

"Obviously I'm disappointed with the current American administration decision to pull out of Paris", Obama said Tuesday during a speech in Canada.

In addition to Attorney General Becerra, the Attorneys General from the following states joined the "We Are Still In" coalition: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Tuesday's foreign ministry statement linked Trump's "selfish" positions on climate change with the US administration's stern opposition to North Korea's nuclear program. "Leadership is not coming from this administration, so the leadership has to come from members of congress, it has to come from governors, it has to come from mayors, it has to come from state legislators". He also pledged $3 billion to help poorer countries like China and India to reduce their emissions. "The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country's expense", Trump said, somehow twisting a global accord that was widely celebrated into a plot against the United States.

Speaking at the European Development Days summit in Brussels, Amina J. Mohammed - deputy secretary-general of the United Nations - told an audience of 5,000 that it was imperative no other countries renege on their climate change commitments.

Some studies suggest the United States will cut emissions as much as 19 percent by 2025 if it simply moves forward as is, he said.

On June 2, European Council President Donald Tusk asserted that both China and the EU would intensify their collaboration to curb carbon emissions and signaled that their alliance viewed the USA withdrawal from the Paris accord as exclusively Trump's decision, the Washington Examiner reports.

Since Thursday, commitments from cities, universities and businesses were happening so fast that organizers had to set up a website where they could sign up automatically, Perciasepe said.

"When it comes to the threat of climate change, we have shown that environmental sustainability and economic progress are not contradictory but are complementary", he told the enthusiastic crowd.


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