China's Li: fighting climate change is 'global consensus'

Posted June 02, 2017

"It is a grave threat to our health, our environment, and our economy - and it is not debatable or negotiable".

Garcetti said Los Angeles will continue to live by the principles of the accord, and will continue working with other cities in the US on issues related to warming.

"Canada is absolutely committed to leading - not just because it's the right thing to do for our kids and grandkids, but also because there's a huge opportunity, and we've already shown leadership at the Paris agreement", McKenna said. "Even oil companies like Exxon understand the importance of the Paris agreement and that climate change must be addressed", Psaki said.

Their announcement Thursday came just after Trump's formal declaration that he meant to remove the us from the deal.

Mrs May continued that the Paris Agreement provides "the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", a Downing Street spokesperson said.

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Five Nordic countries wrote a last-minute letter to Trump, saying the Paris accord was a commitment "to our children".

Former US president Barack Obama and former vice president Al Gore were among the decision's critics, as well as tech businessman Elon Musk.

"This agreement is more about climate and more about others getting advantages". The accord called for limiting global average temperature increases to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and it also asked for governments to come together every five years to set new climate targets.

"If we can get a deal, that's great. And if we can't, that's fine".

"We can't build the [coal] plants, but [China] can, according to this agreement", Trump said. The Weather Channel rearranged the homepage of its website to send a message to President Trump, who in the past has expressed skepticism about global warming.

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He later added: "Our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of American workers' sovereignty".

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"So here's our chance to join them - to make this a short, ugly bump on an otherwise long road of global cooperation and progress".

Under a plan initiated by the state in 2009, NY is working to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. He added that of the pLAn's 2017 goals, over 90 percent are on track to be completed this year.

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