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Speaking during a clean energy conference in Beijing, he said China, European countries and USA state governors will for now fill the gap left by the federal government's move to abdicate leadership on the issue.
A State Department official told CNN that Rank's resignation was a "personal decision", but several USA media quoted sources late Monday that pointed to the U.S. exit from the Paris Climate Agreement as the real cause.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on California to play a bigger role in promoting exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States.
According to a U.S. State Department official, Rank was unwilling to apprise the Chinese of the U.S.'s withdrawal from the climate pact.
In Malaysia the MCCG is heartened by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dato Sri' Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar's statement that Malaysia, as part of the 147 countries which ratified the Paris Agreement, will continue working towards achieving its goals.
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is also due to attend this week's energy meeting in Beijing.
An anonymous senior USA official confirmed this account to Reuters.
"It will be up to the American people to step forward and in Virginia, we are doing just that", said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Mr Trump is a strong advocate of boosting U.S. fossil fuel industries, in particular coal mining, which suffered a steep decline in production during the tenure of former President Barack Obama.
In an earlier speech, Brown criticized those still "resisting reality".
Trump said he would "terminate" USA obligations to the Green Climate Fund, a main arm of UN climate funds, saying Washington had already paid one billion dollars and that "many other nations haven't spent anything, and many of them will never pay one dime".
Saina Nehwal too books a berth in the semis after she won a tough battle against Japanese shuttler Haruko Suzuki. Saina made her task hard by committing a large number of unforced errors in the second game of her match .
Without legislative action, more of the responsibility for the regulatory framework would fall on the state Department of Health. He said the vetoed funding was "more than sufficient" to pay for the school funding, tourism and economic development increases.
Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday the events should be canceled out of respect for the victims of the Friday stabbing . I'll get back to that suspect. "It was the right thing to do", Fletcher, 21, told CNN affiliate KPTV on Tuesday.
Ryan Johansen didn't play for the Predators because of a thigh injury that is side lining him for the rest of the postseason. The Predators pounced on the opportunity when Colin Wilson scored his second goal of the post season to tie it up at 1-1.
China is pushing for global recognition of the C919, which does not yet have certification from European and US regulators. She said Beijing will uphold the outcome of the Paris Agreement and its implementation.
In his first remarks on the assault, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that the attacker was simply "crazy". Albayalde said Carlos, a father of three, had a bank account with an outstanding debt of 4 million pesos ($81,000).
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu also arrived in Sirnak to examine the scene. It said initial information indicated that the helicopter hit a high-voltage transmission line.
Those of you who want to try it out can visit the Google Play Store by clicking the button below to download it your device. You can do documents and forms, of course, but it'll also scan notes, business cards, pictures, and big ol' whiteboards.
Stoltenberg said later that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other US officials have stated clearly their assurances. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters later that Trump is "fully committed" to the collective defense.
USA paints firm PPG has dropped a proposal to buy the Dulux-owner AkzoNobel after the Dutch firm spurned several informal offers. Akzo Nobel has held firm to its alternative plan to break into two companies focused on chemicals and coatings.
Of Trump's approximately 31 million Twitter followers, Twitter Audit concluded that 15,910,994 are real and 15,044,248 are fake. He has forged a career out of social media and the internet and said he recognizes follower buying as common practice.
Dakota Access pipeline expected to begin shipping Thursday
Former President Obama delayed the project in December by refusing to grant the Army Corps of Engineers an easement for the lake. From there the 788-mile ETCO converted natural gas pipeline carries the crude oil to the Gulf Coast at Nederland, TX.
Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III
Many of us like to think that we would stay with the Thunder, but many of us would probably also want to play on the Warriors. These aren't flawless , but they're definitely an improvement over the last few pairs of Curry's to be released so far.
Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead
The Nashville Predators came out flying in the first period, and it looked like Nashville would take game-one over Pittsburgh . Though face-offs haven't been a strength for the Penguins all season, they'll be looking to improve that mark in Game 3.
Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores
The powerful explosion rocked the neighbourhood, which is considered the city's safest, during the peak of morning rush hour. There are about 8,400 USA troops in Afghanistan - a majority of them are involved in training and advising Afghan troops.
Gianforte Wins Montana Vote Despite 'Body Slam' Charge
Montana has traditionally been a "Red State" in presidential elections, but it's not impossible for Democrats to win in the state. Jacobs, a reporter from The Guardian , was grilling Gianforte about the Republican health care bill.