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State rebellion against Trump over climate change is different

State rebellion against Trump over climate change is different

Although individual states can not sign the Paris agreement, Brown has urged local government and state leaders to join together to show they are still on board with it.

Governor of USA state of California Jerry Brown and former Mayor of NY city Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday jointly launched a new initiative, known as "America's Pledge", to continue the cause set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

"America's Pledge", as the plan has been dubbed, comes a month after the White House announced it was leaving the 2015 Paris accord agreed by almost 200 countries to curb climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which includes both Republican and Democratic mayors, adopted a series of resolutions that are far more assertive than federal climate policy, including a pledge supporting cities' adoption of 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

The latest moves from USA states, cities and businesses came as Trump took a state visit to France to meet the country's recently elected President Emmanuel Macron this week.

"Reducing emissions is good for the economy and good for public health", Bloomberg said in a statement.

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The Rocky Mountain Institute and the World Resources Institute will devise a system to quantify all the Carbon dioxide commitments, before Bloomberg, Brown and other regional and business leaders present a showcase of United States climate commitments to the upcoming COP23 worldwide climate summit in Bonn, Germany, later this year. President Donald Trump had other plans, and withdrew the U.S. from the global accord in June.

However, Trump reportedly made a strong show of friendship to Macron in Paris yesterday, asserting that the two could work together closely despite their differences of opinion on climate change, although the US President remained non-committal on the possibility of the America re-joining the Paris Agreement, according to the Guardian. "We're already halfway there".

Finally, the America's Pledge will present a game plan for raising the bar and expanding the map when it comes to non-Party actors driving down USA emissions.

"I am convinced that to be effective, action to address climate change must be taken at all levels of society, including by mayors, governors, local leaders, chief executive officers and others", said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. "The effort to aggregate and quantify the actions of subnational authorities and non-Party stakeholders in the United States via "America's Pledge" is welcome".

"Although the focus right now is on the states and cities in the United States following the announcement by the new administration, the fact is that this is part of a movement of sub-national governments around the world to contribute to the global climate agenda", Nuttall said.


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