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California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

Will compile and quantify efforts from U.S. states, cities, businesses and other actors to address climate change in alignment with the Paris Agreement
Press Release

Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org. 

NEW YORK, July 12, 2017 /3BL Media/– Today, California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

How Trump is (accidentally) Making America Green Again

‘City leaders are now teaming up across the nation to provide an alternative power channel, away from Washington’
Article

When President Donald Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, the decision horrified many observers, both within the US and beyond. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of Colorado, was among them. “Abandoning this climate deal is like ripping off your parachute when you should be pulling the ripcord,” Hickenlooper declared, using the pithy turn of phrase for which he is renowned.

Michael Bloomberg Praises China, Pans Trump On Climate Change

Article

Originally posted on www.barrons.com

It has never been more important for the United States and China to work together on common goals, Bloomberg founder and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a small audience including Chinese government officials assembled at the Asia Society in New York Wednesday.

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Article

Originally posted on www.nytimes.com.

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.

Climate Progress, With or Without Trump

Article

Originally posted on nytimes.com

President Trump’s unfortunate and misguided rollback of environmental protections has led to a depressing and widespread belief that the United States can no longer meet its commitment under the Paris climate change agreement. But here’s the good news: It’s wrong.

Why We Need to Strengthen Climate Commitments Every Five Years

Blog

As G7 leaders agreed to deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions, two new studies illustrate why we need five-year commitment cycles to achieve this goal. 

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