North Korea slams Trump for pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement

It was yet another rebuke to President Donald Trump's decision last week to withdraw from the global accord created to cut the emissions of gases - principally carbon dioxide - that drive global warming. With reduced government participation in encouraging environmental responsibility, investors will play a bigger role in pushing for more sustainable practices, Amy Crandall Kaser, a portfolio manager at Walden Asset Management, tells InvestmentNews.

Privately, the Canadian government does not believe Trump will change his mind about the Paris plan, which was signed by 195 nations in 2015 with an aim to keeping global warming to below 2 degrees C. Instead, it will seek out state and city allies in the us who still support Paris.

Hawaii has passed a law to document sea level rise and set strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That means the United States can not complete withdrawal from the Paris Agreement before November 05, 2020.

BOURNEMOUTH council says it is "strengthening its resolve" to tackle climate change in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Just hours after President Trump announced that he was pulling the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, in which 195 nations pledged to reduce climate change, Governor Brown announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance (USCA); 12 states and Puerto Rico have already joined.


Trump's decision drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including in China, which swiftly recommitted itself to the agreement forged with the administration of former President Obama.

Many mayors are signing agreements and pledges to stay green despite Trump's rejection of the climate accords, which involves nearly every country in the word. In the interim, because the emissions reduction targets are voluntary, other participating countries will have little recourse if the United States does not adhere to its pledges.

"Countries around the world must seize the opportunity to unleash this potential, invest in renewable energy that eliminates harmful carbon pollution, and build economies that are more resilient, inclusive and prosperous". As an example, consider the Obama-era rule known as the Clean Power Plan, a regulation that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

"It is time to exit the Paris Accord and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country", Trump had said while announcing the sweeping step that fulfils a campaign promise while acutely dampening global efforts to curb global warming. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. "The world can not wait - and neither will we". French President Emmanuel Macron posted a video online in English calling on climate scientists to come to France and ending with the message, "We all share the same responsibility, make our planet great again".

Other states that have joined the alliance include New York, Washington, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont and California. India, on its side, has said that it was committed to tackling climate change, irrespective of the stand taken by any other country.


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