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.
A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act in spite of the Trump administration’s exit from the accord.
‘City leaders are now teaming up across the nation to provide an alternative power channel, away from Washington’
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.
“Thank you, Linda McAvan for that introduction. I want to thank you and David McAllister and the Conference of Committee Chairs for giving me the opportunity to address you here in the European Parliament on climate change. And let me begin by thanking you for your leadership on climate change at a time when we all need to pull together for our common good.
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.
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.